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Book presentation: "Safety for Particle Accelerators", by Thomas Otto


We are glad to invite you to a presentation of the following book: "Safety for Particle Accelerators", by Thomas Otto, Springer, 2021. The event will take place online on Thursday 25 February at 4 p.m.

Join us here (no registration required) or through Indico.

The author's presentation will be followed by a Question and Answers session. The book is available in paper and electronic form in open access.

Author's abstract:

“This open access book offers a first introduction to safety at accelerator facilities. It is directed to managers, scientists, technical personnel and students working at current or future accelerator facilities.

Presenting an overview of the safety-related aspects of the specific technologies employed in particle accelerators, such as superconductivity, cryogenics and radiofrequency, it highlights the potential hazards these technologies pose and current prevention and protection measures.

The book covers occupational safety best practice in conventional industries for hazards related to standard technologies like electricity, pressure vessels, and machines. The text is rounded off by a section on safety management and organisation at accelerator facilities. 

It’s the book I would have liked to read when I started my role as Departmental Safety Officer at CERN 10 years ago.”

We hope to see many of you!