The following information and page links below are provided for LSST vendors and contracts to get aquainted with what to expect when coming to work in Chile and on the summit of Cerro Pachón.
NOTE: LSST enforces the AURA Standard of workplace conduct. Harassment and unprofessional conduct (including the use of offensive language) of any kind is not permitted at any time and will result in removal of the offender from the facility.
Safety: For each worker's first visit to the LSST facility on the summit they will receive a safety briefing. Refer to this flyer for additional information. NOTE: earthquakes do happen in Chile, all workers are required to follow the Site Manager's (or delgate's) instructions should action need to be taken due to an earthquake. Should the earthquake occurr outside of work hours workers residing in any of the summit lodgings should remain calm, local staff based at the summits are responsible for checking on everyone's safety.
Driving: Contractor vehicles must be a 4x4 and have roll bars.
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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.
NSF and DOE will continue to support LSST in its Operations phase. They will also provide support for scientific research with LSST data.
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