Message From COO Glenn Kubiak on Appoint of Jim Floyd as Environment, Health & Safety Division Director

Berkeley Lab Community,

I am extremely pleased to announce that Jim Floyd has been selected as the Director of the Lab’s Environmental, Health and Safety Division, effective July 8. Jim comes to this position with an outstanding record of EHS technical, programmatic and management achievement, spanning over 30 years as a Chemist, Operations Manager, Division Group Leader, and Program Manager. He has a distinguished record of technical proficiency, leadership, commitment to a truly integrated safety approach, and service to science.

Prior to joining Berkeley Lab, Jim worked at TMA, an independent radiological testing lab in Richmond, CA. Jim rose to become Operations Manager, responsible for managing a staff of ~50 technicians, chemists and physicists, as well as the profit/loss responsibility for the operation.

Jim came to Berkeley Lab in 1993, managing a diverse succession of EHS functions, including Analytical Services, Industrial Hygiene, Radiation Protection, Energy Sciences Support, Information Systems, Dosimetry, Technical Services Radiation Waste Management, and Bevatron D&D. These management roles also included close interaction with various levels of DOE including the Berkeley Site Office and Headquarters.

Since 2006, Jim has served as the EHS Program Manager for the Advanced Light Source (ALS). He is responsible for assuring an effective and efficient user safety program for over 2000 ALS users per year covering a wide range of potential work hazards. Through his EHS leadership, the ALS is known and respected across the DOE complex for the tight scientific integration and continuous improvement of its EHS program. Jim also serves as the Chair of the Lab’s Safety Advisory Committee where he is currently leading several on-going improvement efforts, including an effort to develop more risk-based approaches to EHS policies in areas as diverse as electrical equipment and biosafety.

Please join me in welcoming Jim as Berkeley Lab’s newest Division Director!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Joe Dionne for the outstanding job he has done as the EHS Acting Division Director over the past eight months. He played a key role in the creation of the new Protective Services organization, in partnership with the Facilities Division. Under his leadership, EHS has continued to improve the Lab’s safety culture, traffic and pedestrian safety, communication, and focus on providing enabling service to its many clients. After Jim transitions into his new role as EHS Division Director, Joe will be taking on an important new assignment, to be announced shortly.