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Safety (COVID-19)

All information on safety can be found on the intranet, under "activities", prevention and safety. We encourage users and internal staff to consult the Prevention and Safety section of Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste website, where you will find a comprehensive collection of procedures and safety instructions. You will also find instructions on how to manage an emergency, first aid numbers, as well as a dedicated page on COVID-19.


Special on COVID-19


In accordance with Circolare 15/2020, all workers operating at the beamline must observe the following rules:
  1. Maintain a safe distance of at least 1m and minimize contact with other persons.
  2. Coordinate work in order to reduce contact times. Split the work into shifts or into separate days whenever possible.
  3. Always carry a surgical-type mask with you and wear it whenever a distance of at least 1m cannot be maintained.
  4. A maximum number of two persons (including, when authorized, external users) may work at each beamline experimental station and in ventilated rooms (experimental hutches, laboratories) without masks as long as a distance of at least 1m can be maintained. Whenever more than two people are needed to perform an experiment, a preliminary authorization should be obtained from the group coordinators.
  5. Masks must not be shared. Used surgical-type masks must be discarded in the dedicated bins. Information on bin locations can be found here.
  6. Wash hands with soap regularly following the established rules. In addition, hand sanitizer dispensers can be found on site.
  7. The equipment shared by multiple persons has to be cleaned with disinfectants before and after each use. Whenever that is not possible, gloves will have to be worn by each researcher.
Table, keyboard, mouse, and all other equipment that is frequently used in experiments must be cleaned and disinfect with disinfectact or alcool. Cleaning has to be done before starting a shift as well as when concluding it. For all the devices that are used by multiple people and that can not be cleaned with cemical agents, gloves have to be dressed for their manipulation.

Special attention has to be devoted to the use of the optical microscope outside the ESCA Microscopy beamline because shared among many beamlines. Wear gloves when working at the microscope and disinfect it, in particular the oculars, before and after using it. If possible, use only the camera/monitor instead of the oculars, and try to use safety glasses if the use of oculars is needed


The SPP (Servizio Prevenzione e Protezione) can provide all workers on site with a set of 5 surgical-type masks. Additional information can be found here.

Work places

A maximum presence of two people is allowed. The work stations have been marked with tape. In partiular within the beamline control PCs area only one person at a time is allowed (see pictures)

Ultima modifica il Venerdì, 08 Maggio 2020 13:59