CERN-ARCH-HS-001 to CERN-ARCH-HS-027
Health and Safety, HS Division
January 1972 - January 1987
Level of description
Extent of the unit of description
23 boxes, 26 items, 3 linear metres
Name of creator
Health and Safety Division, HS
In 1974, the Administration Department regrouped the Divisions :
- Finance, FI
- Personnel, PE
- Technical Services and Buildings, SB
and the Groups :
- Health Physics, HP
- General Safety, SY
- Central Services, CS
At its 55th Session the Council approved the establishment of the Health and Safety Division (HS) in the Administration Department. The HS Division, directed by A. J. Herz, was created on the 1st July 1975, consisted of the following Groups:
- Health Physics
- General Safety
- Medical Service, from Personnel Division
- General Services
It thus contained all the services which were concerned with the maintenance, protection and promotion of health and with the safety of people and equipment. In particular, its activities comprised radiation protection, control of radioactive materials and disposal of radioactive waste, industrial safety, control of hazardous chemicals, occupational medicine (including routine medical supervision of workers exposed to radiation and hazardous substances), emergency medical assistance, the fire brigade and general emergency, rescue and ambulance services, and training and information in the field of safety and health at work.
In 1978, the name of the Division in French was changed from "Sante et Securite" to Hygiene et Securite".
In 1982, the HS Division became a Department.
In 1983, the HS Department was renamed Technical Inspection and Safety Commission (TIS) and underwent a number of organizational changes. There were three different reasons for these changes :
* Source : Annual reports 1975 and 1983
- to provide for direct reporting to the Director-General,
- to define more clearly the areas as well as the limits of responsibility of the Safety Service,
- to improve the technical competence and efficiency of the Safety Service
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Herz, A J
Scope and content
The collection includes documents on senior staff review, Directorate, CERN Users Committee, occupational illness, society for the tranport of refuse, Swiss and French authorities, correspondence, ELAS minutes, Standing Advisory Committee minutes.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information
One file (previously catalogued as CERN-ARCH-HS-014) was destroyed as it contained only documents of minor importance relating to Herz's activities after leaving the HS function (telecoms, etc.).
No further accruals are expected.
System of arrangement
The original order has been preserved
Conditions governing access
See file level description and the CERN operational circular No 3: rules applicable to archival material and archiving at CERN.
Conditions governing reproduction
Copyright is retained by CERN, no reproduction without permission.
Language / scripts of material
Most of the material is written in English or French
Listed to file level in the CERN Archive database.
Description prepared by Cristelle Baumgartner
Date(s) of description: Geneva, 30 August 2005, Revised 2007