Today at Berkeley Lab

Status Update on Building 67

Building 67 remained closed this morning as clean up and re-establishment of building systems continued. Portions of the building may open during the day today. Personnel working in the building should contact their managers for instructions. All other buildings in the area have resumed normal operations. All gates, roads, and shuttle buses have resumed normal operations. See previous announcements here.

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Aug. 8 Evacuation of Bldg. 67 Complex

August 10 Update Portions of Building 67 (Molecular Foundry) were reopened in stages on Thursday as Foundry and Lab EHS … More»

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Personnel Accountability Drill on Aug. 9

At 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9, all Lab employees, affiliates, and contractors will receive text and email messages, followed by a phone call, from the LabAlert system. Staff are asked to reply to at least one of these messages with their status and whereabouts. The system will continue to notify staff until their status is confirmed. Go here to register for LabAlert. More>

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CERT Training in August

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? The Lab’s Emergency Management group will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in August. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. Go here for more information.

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Know Your Zone’s Hazards and Emergency Response Capabilities; Training Available

In addition to knowing the zone you work in at Berkeley Lab, Emergency Management staff urges all Lab personnel to become familiar with the specific hazards and emergency response capabilities that are available in each zone. Emergency Management will host training sessions this month to help familiarize employees with each zone’s specific hazards as well as its emergency response capabilities. More>

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Provide Feedback on Dec. 19 Mass Evacuation Drill

Thanks to employees who participated in the Dec. 19 evacuation drill, which enabled the Emergency Management Team to test the Lab’s ability to safely evacuate or shelter personnel during a scenario of an encroaching wildfire. Staff are encouraged to provide feedback on their experiences with the drill to help improve future protective actions. Go here to access the survey.

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Health Services Closed During Lab Shutdown

Those working over the shutdown (6 p.m. on Dec. 21 to Jan. 1) should call 911 in the event of an onsite emergency. Call x6999 for non-life-threatening situations. The Security Operations Center will be staffed throughout the shutdown. For work-related injury or illness, seek the necessary medical treatment, then contact your supervisor and Health Services (x6266) on Jan. 2.

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Heed These Recommendations for Dec. 19 Evacuation Drill

To ensure a safe and speedy evacuation during the Lab’s Dec. 19 drill, Emergency Management has developed some practical recommendations each zone can follow. Tips include wearing flat, closed-toe shoes, dressing in layers, developing an alternate route home, and taking your portable communication devices with you. Go here for additional recommendations, and here for full details on the drill.

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Updates on Dec. 19 Mass Evacuation Drill

In response to feedback received after the announcement of the drill on Nov. 29 in TABL, Emergency Management has provided additional information to help clarify the process. Also, new zone maps have been developed that show pre- and post-drill positions for critical services, such as stop signs and flagger positions, and vehicle and bike/pedestrian directions.

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