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Keyboard Shortcuts to Improve Ergonomics

The Lab’s Ergo Team offers these keyboard shortcuts along with other resources. Keyboard shortcuts can reduce the strain associated with repetitive mouse clicking and dragging. Contact the team (x6848) for assistance.

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Three Berkeley Lab Veterans Share Their Stories

Stephanie Collins of Environment, Health and Safety, served as an electrical safety officer for the Navy, Michael Elmore of the IT Division was an electronics technician during the Vietnam War, and Alex Gavidia of Engineering served with a civil engineering unit in the Air Force. Hear how their training in the armed services helped them procure positions at the Lab. More>

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EHS Ergo Team Hosts Keyboard Shortcuts Brown Bag on Nov. 11

The session — which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130) — offers tips and resources for Mac and PC keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can reduce the strain associated with repetitive mouse clicking and dragging. Bring your laptop to make it a “hands-on” experience. Contact ergo@lbl.gov for more information.

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Dec. 9 Bicycle Safety Class Offered

The Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee is hosting a FREE bicycle skills class on Dec. 9, in Building 15 Room 253 from 12:30 to 1:30. This class will focus on down hill bicycle riding techniques and managing speed to avoid accidents. More>

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Work Planning and Control Rollout Starts Today

Work Planning and Control replaces the Job Hazards Analysis (JHA) and other formal authorizations (i.e. BUA, AHD) for implementing Integrated Safety Management (ISM) at the Lab. This new process provides a more integrated and efficient method for authorizing the Lab’s diverse range of work activities. Go here to watch an overview video. More>

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ATAP Division Safety Culture Encourages Openness, Feedback, Perseverance

In the latest installment to the Safety Culture website’s “Perspectives” series, ATAP Division Director Wim Leemans discusses the benefits of a safety culture that rewards openness, feedback, and perseverance. More>

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Safety First: Do Not Cross Barricades

Barricades are often used to keep people out of an unsafe area. Do not cross over, under, or through a barricade even if it seems safe. Some barricades use “Danger” or “Caution” tape as a warning. Pylons or cones are also used. Barricades are often temporary and locations can change so keep alert. If unsure, play it safe and stay out. Contact your building manager or supervisor before accessing any cordoned-off area. More>

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Berkeley Lab Ebola Outbreak Response

Employees planning trips to Africa are asked to meet with Health Services staff to obtain travel kits, any needed vaccines and medications, as well as emergency contact information they may need during their travels. Upon returning, workers will be interviewed and assessed according to CDC guidelines.

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Lab’s Site Environmental Report for 2013 Now Available

The annual report documents the Lab’s performance in reducing its environmental impacts, progress toward cleaning up groundwater contamination, and compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Access the report here. Contact Patrick Thorson (x5852) for more information.

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Lab Hosts Flu Clinics

Sessions will be held on the main site, JGI, Potter Street, NERSC, and OCFO this month and next. Cost is $10; appointments required. More>

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