News and Reports

CERN has recently published a Nuclear Safeguards Policy. This Policy formalises CERN’s longstanding commitment to non-proliferation.

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24 January, 2023

The PulsRad22 workshop marked the completion of CERN’s new state-of-the-art radiation monitoring system and the creation of a new forum for discussion

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24 January, 2023

With the snow and the ice, pavements and road surfaces can resemble skating rinks, increasing the risk of slips and injuries. Winter sports are also a common source of accidents. At this time of year, the CERN infirmary sees more people coming in with musculoskeletal problems after a fall.

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24 January, 2023

Article published in the CERN bulletin, 2.12.2022

Integrating installation of axial-feed hose reels

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7 December, 2022

With energy shortages anticipated this coming winter in Europe, CERN is implementing measures to contribute to the collective effort and minimise disruption.

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25 November, 2022

With the days getting shorter, we’re all using the roads in the hours of darkness. Extra vigilance is therefore in order, regardless of your mode of transport.

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25 November, 2022

On Saturday 15th October, a rope rescue exercise was carried out by seven members of the CERN Fire Brigade in the PM17 shaft at HL-LHC Point 1.

The full article is available here.

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10 November, 2022

From 25 to 28 October, more than 100 people from CERN and other research institutes from around the world gathered in the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN for a key conference on health and safety matters.

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3 November, 2022

Help protect yourself and others and limit transmission of the virus.

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4 October, 2022

Contribute to this essential act of solidarity that benefits us all

Read the full article here.

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22 August, 2022

Take a walk around CERN to discover the rich flora and fauna that surround us

read the complet article here.

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22 June, 2022

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed some of our firefighter colleagues wearing a red T-shirt that reads “Firefighter in induction”.

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22 June, 2022

Benefits and risks to be aware of at work and at leisure

read the complete article here.

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22 June, 2022

For the first time at CERN, an autopsy has been carried out on a radioactive beam dump. Inspection of the inner workings of the device helped the teams to find out more about how materials behave under the impact of high-energy beams.

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10 June, 2022

A guide to ticks, risks and prevention, to help you enjoy the great outdoors safely all summer long

Article available here

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8 June, 2022

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11 May, 2022

Giving blood saves lives. Blood donation campaigns at CERN are resuming in 2022, with sessions on 30 May and 13 September.

Full article here.

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10 May, 2022

Take part in CERN’s new comprehensive first-aid scheme, with two dedicated programmes to learn how to save lives and prevent occupational hazards.

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28 April, 2022

The Medical Service is actively supporting the Organization’s efforts to help those affected by the war in Ukraine.

Please find here a link to the new web page.

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4 April, 2022

Martha Bernal has spent months as an administrative student in the AS section of the TS group. During her stay has supported her colleagues in a vast variety of administrative tasks ranging from arranging travel to supporting the CERN vaccination centre. 

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4 April, 2022
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4 April, 2022

Accurate modelling of viral infection rates in indoor settings has been presented in detail in a peer-reviewed paper co-authored by CERN experts ,

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24 February, 2022

The document details the current status of CERN’s environmental footprint, along with objectives for the coming years.

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24 November, 2021

From 1 November 2021 until 31 March 2022, several French départements, including Ain and Haute-Savoie, will require cars to be equipped with winter tyres or to have snow chains in the boot.

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15 October, 2021

As the response to the pandemic evolves and people step back into the office, it is necessary to monitor continuously the risk of disease transmission and be prepared to make quick, evidence-based decisions to ensure that everyone can work safely.

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13 October, 2021

Make your appointment and get vaccinated before 29 October

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30 September, 2021

The centre opened on Monday, 27 September, in the presence of the sub-prefect for Gex and Nantua, Pascaline Boulay

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30 September, 2021

Tidy-up your work environment with a focus on recycling materials and waste

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15 September, 2021

Please find the latest article of the Medical Service here.

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11 August, 2021

Summer is here, with a heatwave perhaps on the horizon. Unfortunately, the virus responsible for COVID-19 is still circulating. Here are a few tips for coping with the heat whilst avoiding the risk of it contributing to the spread of the virus:

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23 July, 2021
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23 July, 2021

The summer has arrived, and the blood donation campaign in France and Switzerlan

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16 July, 2021
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16 July, 2021

Read the latest article of the Medical service here.

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8 July, 2021

Read the latest article of the Medical service here.

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28 June, 2021

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28 May, 2021

A new article from the Medical Service available here.

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6 May, 2021
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11 March, 2021

From the 15th of March 2021, the Radiation Protection group is implementing a new signage scheme for radiation  areas to better visualise the level of the radiological risk.

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4 March, 2021

CARA, CERN-made software modelling the concentration of viruses in enclosed spaces, will inform space-management decisions on the CERN sites,

 

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9 February, 2021

The next EP-ESE electronics seminar will be held on Tuesday 9th February at 9h:

A safety and reliability perspective of the CERN RadiatiOn Monitoring Electronics (CROME)

by Hamza Boukabache (CERN) , Katharina Ceesay-Seitz (CERN) , Saskia Kristina Hurst (CERN)

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4 February, 2021

On 16 December 2020, the CERN HSE unit, in collaboration with CERN KT, held the first HSE-KT Innovation Day.

You can read the complete article here.

 

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28 January, 2021

CERN’s Medical Service is organising a vaccination campaign in October 2020. The vaccine and the vaccination are free for anyone working on the CERN site.

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16 September, 2020

CERN’s first public Environment Report outlines the Organization's commitment to environmentally responsible research.

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8 September, 2020

In April 2020, the HSE Unit released a new web-based tool: the CERN Chemical Register for Environment, Health and Safety, CERES.

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4 September, 2020

The Medical Service outlines the preventive measures to be taken in with the event of a heatwave during the COVID-19 pandemic 

Summer has arrived and may bring with it another heatwave at a time when, unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us.

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6 July, 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the protective measures put in place to combat it may cause psychological upheaval (loss of bearings, social isolation, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia, etc.).

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14 May, 2020

During the lockdown, it is also important to pay attention to our diet:

Full article here.

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7 May, 2020

The CERN Fire and Rescue Service has always worked closely with its partners in CERN’s Host States, France and Switzerland. With the advent of COVID-19, that cooperation is closer than ever.

 

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27 April, 2020

Every year, CERN organises several blood donation sessions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the session scheduled for 1 April 2020 was cancelled.

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27 April, 2020

The Occupational Health Service reminds you of the rules to follow to make your work or telework space as comfortable and safe as possible.

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22 April, 2020

Most of us have had our work patterns turned upside down by the measures that have been implemented to fight COVID-19.

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16 April, 2020

On February 18, 2020, CERN held a training session on handling fluorinated gases, also known as F-gases, in the large LHC experiments.

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2 April, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

In my end of year message, I said that 2019 had been a particularly challenging year for our Unit.  Little could we imagine the challenge that lay ahead of us in 2020, both professionally and personally, with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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31 March, 2020

Since Saturday March 21st, the CERN Fire and Rescue Service has been helping Geneva’s cantonal hospital (HUG) by transporting patients in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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25 March, 2020

Following the measures currently implemented by CERN in response to the Covid-19 situation, all classroom safety training sessions are suspended until further notice.

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25 March, 2020

All the information on the Coronavirus here

 

 

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20 March, 2020

Due to COVID19, the blood donation of 01.04.2020 is cancelled.

If you would like more information about the possibilities of blood donation under the present circumstances, then please visit the following sites:

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20 March, 2020

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At the end of last year, new CERN Staff Association representatives were elected for a 2-year mandate.

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25 February, 2020
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25 February, 2020

photo:Fabio (in the middle) receives the YSA from EURADOS Chairperson Werner Rühm and Council member Elena Fantuzzi who chaired the Election Committee.

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13 February, 2020
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13 February, 2020

Last updated:  6 August 2020 (Thursday)

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29 January, 2020

On the 4th of December, the CERN Fire Brigade opened their doors to celebrate the patron saint of the firefighters, Saint Barbara. Nicknamed the “Saint of Fire”, Saint Barbara is remembered every year by firefighters from around the world.

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19 December, 2019

Original article published in the CERN Bulletin on 27th November 2019

 

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13 December, 2019

One of the new fire doors installed at the SPS during LS2. You can also see the sprinkler pipes (in red at the top of the image), the fire detection system (the aluminium pipes at the top) and the dry risers (in red on the right) (Image: CERN)

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13 December, 2019

Original article published in the CERN Bulletin on 10th December 2019

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13 December, 2019

Please note that,  as from 2nd of December 2019, the CERN infirmary will be open during the following hours: 

Monday to Friday

Mornings: 08.00 a.m. to 12.00 and afternoons: 13.30 to 17.30. 

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25 November, 2019

TÜV AUSTRIA is an international company specialising in technical expertise in the field of safety, security and quality.

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25 November, 2019
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25 November, 2019

Since 2018, CERN has been part of a working group which objective is to define regulatory values for the transport of radioactive goods.

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12 November, 2019

You are reminded that Swiss and French road traffic rules apply on the CERN site, the former on parts of the site located on Swiss territory and the latter on parts of the site located on French territory, including the French part of the Meryin site.

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15 October, 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains that influenza vaccinations are effective and safe. 

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15 October, 2019

Several members of the HSE Unit represented CERN at the International Conference on the Transport of Radioactive Materials, PATRAM 19, that took place in New Orleans (LA-USA) from the 4th to the 9th of August 2019.

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26 August, 2019

At the end of June 2019, the HSE Safety Computing team released a new version of the Dosimetry Management Web Application used by Radiation Protection and in particular the Dosimetry Service.

The Dosimetry Management Web Application allows:

-  Dosimeter assignment;

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1 August, 2019

Fires caused by lithium batteries sporadically make the news, and CERN is not immune from this phenomenon. CERN has experienced several fires caused by a lithium battery in the course of being charged. The subsequent investigations revealed lessons for all of us.

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29 July, 2019

With the current heatwave showing no sign of abating, the HSE management would like to help you make working conditions as pleasant as possible while the high temperatures continue. We cannot change the weather, but there are things that we can suggest to help in this respect.

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24 June, 2019

Recently, two members of HSE personnel took a trip to Lund, Sweden, to set up CERN-developed CROME radiation monitors that were delivered to the European Spallation Source, ESS, in the context of a collaboration agreement between the two laboratories.

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29 May, 2019

The CERN Relay Race 2019 took place on Thursday 24th May under a sunny sky. HSE was very strongly represented with 30 runners spread over various teams. Congratulations to them!

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29 May, 2019
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29 May, 2019

When Doris Forkel-Wirth took over as head of the HSE unit in 2018, she explained her vision for the unit, a vision centred on excellence.

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28 May, 2019

The Dosimetry service informs you that there is a change in the medical follow up of employed members of the CERN personnel (MPE) and associated members of the personnel for the purpose of training (MPA-t: doctoral, technical and administrative students or trainees) working in CERN Radiation Area

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17 April, 2019

Welcome to the new look HSE website. It was designed to facilitate access to the information that you need in the framework of your activities, and

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20 March, 2019

John Wijnberg took up his new duties on 1 February, taking over from Véronique Fassnacht, who retired at the end of January.

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20 March, 2019

A well-defined, up-to date framework in matters of Safety is key for the efficient and safe functioning of CERN.  As an international Organisation, CERN is responsible for defining its own Safety rules, just

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20 March, 2019