A JHA is a 3-column form used to list the steps involved in a hazardous activity, identify the risks and layout the controls to be used to prevent accidents and injury.
Discuss your research plan with your STRI sponsor and your facility's Scientific Coordinator to determine the risk level of your projected activities.
Visitors must review and follow existing JHAs for common research activities that are considered middle to high risk. Contact your Facility Scientific Coordinator.
To conduct a new middle to high risk activity, you must submit a new JHA to the Safety Office or your facility's Scientific Coordinator, prior to commencing the activity.
Working at heights above 6 ft (cranes, trees, towers, elevated platform, or roof-top), is considered hazardous work. If you plan to work at such heights, complete a JHA form stating the hazards and control strategies and submit it to the Facility's Scientific Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
All STRI operations and initiatives are required to be conducted with the utmost concern for the safety and security of individuals, the upkeep of infrastructure and equipment and the preservation of the environment. Therefore, it is required of all STRI employees, research collaborators, students, invitees and subcontractors to comply with the policy requirements of SD 419 -Smithsonian Institution Safety and Health Program
All small boat operators must hold a Panamanian goverment (ACP or AMP) license to operate small boats. You will need a license from ACP to operate boats in the Panama Canal Waters. You will need an AMP license to operate boats outside Panama Canal waters. You must be authorized by the STRI facility's Coordinators prior to using a STRI boat and comply with the STRI Small Boat Use Guide (pdf).