Today at Berkeley Lab

Building 67 Update

Portions of Building 67 (Molecular Foundry) were reopened in stages on Thursday. Aug. 9, as Foundry and Lab EHS teams performed walkthrough inspections to identify potential remaining hazards. Water damage was found to be minimal. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, Building 67 had resumed normal operations except for restrictions in specific labs and offices. More>

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Thanks for Participating in Yesterday’s Personnel Accountability Drill

Thursday’s personnel accountability drill resulted in the best-ever response rate for the Lab, according to Lab Emergency Manager Tonya Petty. Following text, email, and phone prompts from the LabAlert system, more than 96 percent of the Lab population indicated their work statuses and whether they were on the Lab site or offsite. More>

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East Bay Regional Park District Fire Restrictions

The California wildfires are increasing focus on fire potential – even in urban areas. The East Bay Regional Park District has issued a fire warning. At the Lab, smoke only in designated areas, and make sure all smoking material is fully extinguished. If you are doing any hot work, be sure to get the proper permits.

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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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Aug. 14 Presentation on Wildland Fire Safety

Deputy Director for Operations Michael Brandt will facilitate a discussion with Lab Fire Marshall Todd LaBerge, Senior Fire Protection Engineer Nick Bartlett, and Tonya Petty of Emergency Services on wildland fire risks. The presentation –  from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium – will include updates on measures that are being taken to make the Lab safer and more responsive to a wildland fire event. Poster>

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Take Steps to Relieve Stress for a Healthier Life

Stress can be a part of our everyday lives, but too much can not only affect how you feel but have long-term health effects. Get tips on how to relieve stress from Sutter Health and the American Psychological Association. For additional help, contact the Employee Assistance Program or contact your behavioral health plan.

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Centennial Drive Restricted to 1 Lane This Thursday

On Thursday, June 21, Centennial Drive will be restricted to one lane near the Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area for up to two hours in the early afternoon. During this time, traffic will be directed by flaggers, who will allow both directions of traffic to alternate in a shared lane. Anticipate short delays. Contact Pat Thorson for more information.

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Weight Watchers Informational Meeting on June 7

Weight Watchers will return to the Lab with an informational meeting at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 7, in the Building 66 Auditorium. There are limited openings, so those interested in attending should contact Health Services (x6266) soon.

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Health Services Changes Location for Friday, June 1

To accommodate work in Building 26, Health Services will provide walk-in service in Building 33-306 on Friday, June 1. Those who need to schedule a future appointment during the closure can leave a message at x6266. Messages will be returned the week of June 4. The Building 26 location should reopen by noon on Monday, June 4.

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