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Title: A software for managing after-hours activities in research user facilities

Abstract

Here, we present an afterhours activity management program for shared facilities, which handles the processes required for afterhours access (request, approval, extension, etc.). It implements the concept of permitted afterhours activities, which consists of a list of well-defined activities that each user can perform afterhours. The program provides an easy and unambiguous way for users to know which activities they are allowed to perform afterhours. In addition, the program can enhance its safety efficacy by interacting with lab and instrument access control systems commonly present in user facilities.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1344236
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1416792
Report Number(s):
BNL-113553-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1871-5532; R&D Project: 16060; 16060; KC0403020
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Chemical Health and Safety
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 24; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1871-5532
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS; laboratory safety; facility management

Citation Formats

Camino, F. E.. A software for managing after-hours activities in research user facilities. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2016.10.001.
Camino, F. E.. A software for managing after-hours activities in research user facilities. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2016.10.001.
Camino, F. E.. Mon . "A software for managing after-hours activities in research user facilities". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jchas.2016.10.001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1344236.
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title = {A software for managing after-hours activities in research user facilities},
author = {Camino, F. E.},
abstractNote = {Here, we present an afterhours activity management program for shared facilities, which handles the processes required for afterhours access (request, approval, extension, etc.). It implements the concept of permitted afterhours activities, which consists of a list of well-defined activities that each user can perform afterhours. The program provides an easy and unambiguous way for users to know which activities they are allowed to perform afterhours. In addition, the program can enhance its safety efficacy by interacting with lab and instrument access control systems commonly present in user facilities.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jchas.2016.10.001},
journal = {Journal of Chemical Health and Safety},
number = 3,
volume = 24,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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