NOAO Safety Information

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Safety at NOAO is a priority for all of our employees, observers, and visitors.

All safety questions or concerns may be directed to a Supervisor, Safety Manager, or the NOAO Director's Office. 

  If you are visiting or observing for the first time at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO), welcome! 

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 General Information

The following links provide general information on the policies and practices that are enforced at NOAO.

  • Environmental, Health & Safety Policy [PDF]
  • NOAO-N Environmental, Health & Safety Manual [PDF]

 Visitors/Observers Information

The following links provide information on mountain conditions, safety measures, weather, and wildlife that are present at KPNO.

  • Conducting Safety Review for Kitt Peak Visitors/Observers [PDF]
  • Heat/Cold Stress Awareness Policy [PDF]
  • KPNO-DESI Safety Training for Visitors [PPT]
  • Working at Altitude Awareness Policy [PDF]

 

Last updated or reviewed April 12, 2018.