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LBTO Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Home

The LBTO is committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, visitors, the community and the environment as we carry out our scientific mission. We believe that safety, science, productivity, and quality are mutually supportive, and that safety is integral to each job. As stewards of our land, the LBTO also seeks to minimize pollution and other impact to our environment. See the LBTO Safety Policy for futher information.


Due to COVID-19, the telescope access is restricted to essential operations only. Do not travel to the telescope at this time. Contact your LBTO point-of-contact for more information.

Daily Pre-Visit Checklists for Approved Staff and Visitors

Latest LBTO COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

M004s00752 Tucson COVID-19 Safety Protocols

M004s00753 Mountain COVID-19 Safety Protocols

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In Case of Emergency at the LBT Observatory (Mountain):

  1. Evacuate to safe area if necessary
  2. Call for help (3 "Maydays" over radio & 911)
  3. Assist to your level of training and experience.
Medical Illness 24-hour On-Call Physician: 520-694-4222, select option 1, Inform nurse you are calling from MGIO.

Workplace Injury Nurse Triage: 800-625-2877

In Case of Emergency on Campus:

Call 911
See UA Risk Management Instructions

Topic revision: r113 - 14 Aug 2020, DavidCarroll
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