Health - joint medical service and medical emergencies
The joint medical service (SMTC) is open Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 12.15 and 13.15 to 17.00.
Contact : tel 78 71 mail : smtc(at)ill.fr
In the event of a medical emergency, please dial 33 to contact the Medical Service (phone line open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
In the event of another emergency (technical incident, fire etc):
All users must comply with French safety regulations and the administrative and safety regulations of each institute. Any equipment supplied by the user must comply with the relevant French regulations. The experiment proposal should clearly indicate whether there are any particular safety requirements for the experiment, such as the use of radioactive isotopes or chemically or biologically hazardous materials.
Special Medical Conditions
If you wear a pace-maker or any other ferromagnetic device (artificial joint, implant, etc.), please contact the Medical Service before you enter the experimental areas. The Medical Service is situated in building ILL 4 opposite the canteen; it is open Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 12:15 and from 13:15 to 17:00, should you need advice or help.
These documents certify that the holder is temporarily affiliated to the French Social Security and is therefore entitled to medical treatment, partially or entirely reimbursed by the French Social Security, whilst working in France.
Insurance for scientists from outside the European Union
You do not need any of the above forms, as you are not entitled to temporary affiliation to the French national health service. You should keep all invoices and receipts for submission to your own national health authorities and/or private insurance company.
ILL - Special Instructions for PF2 instrument users
We would like to inform you that French safety regulations require us to ask all users of instrument PF2 to provide a medical certificate (or an equivalent certificate from their employer) stating that they are fit to work with ionising radiation and that their state of health is regularly monitored in their home laboratory, i.e. that they are classed as Designated Radiation Workers.
The whole experimental team must make sure that they obtain the certificates before their arrival. They must hand the certificates over to the reactor security staff when being issued their dosimeter film badges.
Failure to do so means that they will be refused access to the experimental area on PF2 (reactor Level D).
Please refer to ILL's User Guide safety page for special instructions concerning pregnancy.
Safety and the law at the EMBL
The conditions for safety at the EMBL depend on users' compliance with the internal regulations and French law. They are based on a focus on risk prevention and a commitment to improving working conditions.
I. Essential laboratory requirements
II. Biological samples
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