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Radiological Safety Training Requirements

Federal regulations have specific radiological training requirements. Each worker and their line management are responsible for completing these requirements when due. Incomplete it can expose the Lab to fines, federal enforcement, and possible legal action. The Radiation Protection Group monitors training status. Contact them with questions. More>

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Pipetting Techniques Brown Bag on August 4

The EHS Ergo Team is hosting an interactive session on pipetting techniques. This session will provide tips for improving accuracy, precision, and consistency while pipetting. The event takes place Tuesday, August 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Contact ergo@lbl.gov for further information. More>

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Protection Against Dehydration and Heat Exhaustion

It‘s summer, and hotter temperatures mean you’re at risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion, especially if you are doing strenuous outdoor activity and or wearing heavy protective clothing. Go here for information on prevention tips and available support.

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Adrian Spucces and John Jelinski Win Hero Card Raffle

Spucces (ALS) and Jelinski (EH&S) were randomly selected from Hero Card recipients who registered their cards in the past three quarters. They were each awarded $50. Employees receive Hero Cards for improving the Lab’s safety culture. Request Hero Cards from EH&S to give to colleagues you see “safe-ing the day.” More>

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Hazards and Controls in WPC

A goal of the new Work Planning and Control (WPC) system is to improve how the lab communicates hazards and controls. If hazards and controls are not clear to you, ask your Activity Lead(s) for clarification before you “Accept Conditions.” Go here for training videos on WPC.

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No New JHAs After July 15

The transition to WPC is sufficiently implemented that new staff starting after July 15 are to be authorized under WPC. Existing JHAs will still be valid and and can be renewed for now, but after the July 15, no new JHAs can be created without assistance from EHS. Contact jha@lbl.gov for this assistance.

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Brookhaven Lab Hosts DOE Accelerator Workshop Sept. 22-24

The gathering seeks to share experience and gain consensus on how safety systems are applied to accelerator facilities. Register soon to allow for advance conference planning and best booking of travel and hotel accommodations. For questions, contact Amy Ecclesine of EH&S. More>

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Retiree Bruce King Donates 57 Darfur Stoves as a Parting Gift

EH&S Division’s Bruce King recently retired after 23 years with UC, and at his retirement party, he announced that he and his wife were donating a Berkeley-Darfur stove for every party attendee, a total of 57 stoves. The donation was made to Potential Energy, which distributes the stoves to refugees and villagers in Darfur, Sudan. More>

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Earth Science’s John Christensen Wins Safety Photo Contest

Employees selected their favorite image in the recent “All Eyes on Safety” contest and Christensen received the most votes. He wins a $100 cash prize for the photo he took walking near Building 90 late last year. More>

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How to Properly Dispose of Batteries

The Lab provides green battery buckets for disposing certain types of batteries, such as D-cell, AAA-cell, lead acid and lithium ion to name a few. As a reminder, these battery buckets are for batteries only, so please do not use these for disposing other types of waste. More>

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