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Welcome to ECOSYS

UMR ECOSYS - Ecologie fonctionnelle et écotoxicologie des agroécosystèmes

Health and safety

A “Prevention group” made up of the 7 prevention assistants is in charge of the transversal organization of all preventive actions in the domain of hygiene and safety (animation, risk assessment, monitoring of registers, reception of newcomers, organization of prevention exercises).

This group relies on the prevention services of the Versailles-Grignon Center and AgroParisTech as well as the medical service. A prevention manager has been appointed (initially Marie- France Rousseau, replaced by Ghislaine Delarue in 2017), who is in charge of coordinating the group and keeping all safety registers up to date. The Prevention group's mission is to assist and advise the unit director for compliance regarding his health and safety obligations. The prevention assistants are distributed across the three locations of the unit. The group also relies on the skills of first aid rescuers (SST) and three competent persons in radiation protection (PCR). The recurrent activities of the Prevention group are as follows:

  • welcoming newcomers (dissemination of instructions, information on risks and means of protection);
  • coordination of waste management and storage of hazardous products;
  • dissemination of information and awareness of agents with respect to safety instructions;
  • monitoring of regulatory controls;
  • keeping the health and safety register at work;
  • updating the risk assessment analysis.

Examples of significant events that have strongly mobilized the Prevention group in this five-year period include the following: (1) organization of and participation in visits to the Health and Safety Committee (CHSCT) in two buildings of the unit in 2017; (2) preparation and approval a L2 laboratory for quarantine soil handling in 2015; and (3) renewal of the authorization to use ionizing radiation sources in 2018.

As part of the vigipirate plan, we strictly apply the instructions for securing access to buildings (systematic closure, need of control cards for access, access control and registration depending on the buildings; for example, in the Bioclimatology building, which is relatively isolated, a person is permanently assigned to ensure reception). The rules of procedure specify the hours of presence, with prohibition of work outside of these times, except in exceptional cases, requiring adequate measures to be taken. In particular, all possible efforts are made to avoid isolated work situations.

Regarding the security of computer networks, the national security policy is applied to ECOSYS at a minimum. As soon as users with a valid LDAP arrive, they are informed of the conditions of access to the unit and national resources, and they must validate the national charter and electronically sign the recommendations specific to the unit.

Data protection is also provided internally by LDAP authentication; each user (person, project group or team) accesses their spaces with specific rights. All common and work areas are duplicated (mirrored) in another building. We also provide redundancy for some key services through multiple servers and virtual machines. All computers in the unit are backed up daily in a dedicated server.

From outside locations, it is possible to access to unit's intranet via a portal with an LDAP account. The security level of this server is very high: recommendations for Web servers are applied, and the most sensitive protocols and risks have been banned, with an increased encryption rate being used in particular. For some users, direct access to the local network from outside is possible (maintenance, access to calculation servers). Foreign visitors to the unit (without an LDAP account) must use the inra-guest wifi or may exceptionally (when not near a wifi terminal) be connected to the local network for a few days under a separate IP address class.


DELARUE Ghislaine

Technicienne de Recherche
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