4th annual Safety Day: full of colour!

On Thursday 10 April, more than 240 people took part in the 4th annual Safety Day, organised on the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The HSE Unit, in partnership with the Fire Brigade (GS/FB) and the TE and BE Departments, organised various stands and activities connected with this year’s theme, chosen by the International Labour Organization: "Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work”.


The stands, set up at lunchtime in all three of CERN’s restaurants as well as in the entrance hall of Building 500, were designed to:

  • Remind visitors of the need to use personal protective equipment appropriate to the chemicals they are using;
  • Make visitors aware of the potential environmental impact of using chemicals;
  • Encourage visitors to always read the labels and safety data sheets of dangerous chemicals and everyday domestic products;
  • Inform visitors that a safety training course called “Chemical Risk Awareness” is available at CERN.

The TE Department reminded CERN personnel that specially adapted equipment, material and/or premises are available to allow them to work with chemicals in complete safety. The GS/FB Group demonstrated that they are ready to assist whenever necessary.

93 people also participated in a competition and the prize winners have been announced here.

A big thank you to all participants and volunteers who made this an enjoyable and successful event!

by HSE Unit