Occupational Safety and Radiation Protection (FSAS)
The Department of Occupational Safety and Radiation Protection (FSAS) ensures that Helm-holtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and all its sites are in compliance with all relevant occupation-al safety and radiation protection laws and regulations. It supports all HZDR staff in finding appro-priate solutions in these areas and cooperates closely with the Department of Infrastructural Build-ing and Land Management (FKTZ), which is responsible for security, fire protection, environmen-tal protection, and collection of hazardous waste.
Occupational safety and fire protection
This group within the department supports and advises managers and employees on all matters of occupational health and safety. Its safety engineers provide information on legal requirements, de-liver practical tools, and lend solution-oriented support regarding risk assessment and any resulting protective measures. The group routinely inspects HZDR work areas for compliance with legal requirements in terms of occupational safety, fire protection and environmental aspects. Among other things, it also organizes and coordinates preventative occupational health care, the occupa-tional safety committee, and the application procedure for the GABUS safety certificate for new or modified workplaces, work equipment, or (research) facilities.
The group is routinely involved in redevelopment measures and remodeling or new construction of workplaces, from the planning to the execution phase, in close cooperation with the Depart-ment of Building and Technical Facility Management.
The Department is responsible for the technical administration of GESKAT, the electronic hazard-ous substances register, and is the seat of the hazardous substances officer and his or her deputy.
The Department works closely with the in-house physicians, the fire protection officer, and the site in-house fire department.
In all its activities, HZDR’s main focus is on people and their health. Although ionizing radiation and radioactive substances play a very important role in many HZDR research projects, higher doses can pose health risks. This is why the Department has dedicated staff members who advise the radiation protection officers at HZDR and its sites on all questions of radiation protection in areas that require permits and help them prepare permit applications as well as create technical and ra-diation protection policies. In addition, the department head is the contact for the relevant licensing and supervisory authorities in the Free State of Saxony.
Across the entire Rossendorf research location, radiation protection is secured in close coordina-tion and cooperation with VKTA - Strahlenschutz, Analytik & Entsorgung Rossendorf e. V..
The Department cooperates closely with HZDR’s waste, water, and immission control officer and partially fills the role of his or her deputy. These officers are involved in all new constructions and reconstructions of workplaces as well as any other renovation projects of ecological relevance at an early stage.
Safety and emergency protection
The Department’s mission overlaps with many of the tasks of the Central Technical Service Department. Department employees are therefore designated as deputies to the Safety Officer and the Emergency Response Officer and the two organizational units cooperate closely in all pertinent situations.