LSST received its federal construction start in August of 2014. This website supports the LSST Project Office in its construction of the facility.
Your personal safety is important to us, that is why we have a Stop Work Procedure, below is a summary:
Any person can and shall immediately request termination of any activity they participate in or witness that could pose a serious threat to the life or health of people, the environment, or equipment while working on the LSST project. Such a termination request shall be communicated verbally with the individual(s) engaged in the activity or through the supervisor of the activity.
The person asked to terminate an activity shall do so immediately. Disagreements or differences of opinion about the need to terminate an activity shall occur only after the activity is stopped and people are removed from the hazard.
The appropriate local senior manager and the local safety professional shall be notified immediately to assist in the evaluation of the hazard. The activity can resume after the hazard has been corrected and after the appropriate local senior manager and the local safety professional have acknowledged that correction in writing. The appropriate local senior manager shall forward the written corrective action to the LSST Safety Manager within 24 hours of the resolution. If the resolution is not made locally, then the local senior manager shall notify the LSST Safety Manager and the LSST Project Manager to assist in possible resolutions and approvals.
Financial support for LSST comes from the National Science Foundation (NSF) through Cooperative Agreement No. 1258333, the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515, and private funding raised by the LSST Corporation. The NSF-funded LSST Project Office for construction was established as an operating center under management of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA). The DOE-funded effort to build the LSST camera is managed by the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC).
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science. NSF supports basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.
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