Today at Berkeley Lab

10 Questions for EH&S’s Ron Acord

This industrial hygienist knows American Sign Language, dreams of driving an AA-fuel funny car, and stays connected to his Dutch heritage by visiting with family in Holland. Go here to check out the rest of Acord’s answers. Provide your own answers to 10 questions.

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Approval Required for All Work With Radioactive Materials

All radioactive material and radiation producing machines must be authorized by an approved work authorization from the Radiation Protection Group, including procurement, transfer, and use of Polonium-210 (Po-210) static eliminators. More>

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Adjusted Hours for Health Services in 2014; New Hours in 2015

Health Services will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, and will not be open on Friday, Jan. 2. Expanded hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will begin on Monday, Jan. 5. In the event of a medical emergency during off hours, staff should call x7911.

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New Electrical Safety Website Launches

The site serves as a one-stop shop for electrical safety needs, and is a good source of information, as many changes to the Lab’s program are on the way. Staff are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site, as well as bookmark it for future reference. More>

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New Faces, Features at Health Services

There’s a new medical director, Pete Estacio, a new physician’s assistant, Frederick Curtis, a new medical assistant, Kaitlyn Cox, the rollout of 50 automated external defibrillators, and extended hours for Health Services. More>

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Berkeley Lab Ebola Outbreak Response

Employees who have traveled to Africa, or who have come into contact with anyone who has traveled to this region, are strongly encouraged to contact the Health Services Department (x6266) with questions or concerns. Additional information is available here.

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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke or Heart Attack?

A recent minor traffic accident at the Lab is a reminder that quickly recognizing the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack may mean the difference between full recovery and no recovery. More>

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Training for Work Planning and Control’s ‘Activity Manager’ System

EHS is offering drop-in hours on Friday, Dec. 5, from 10 to noon and Dec. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. in Building 26-124. Stop by to get your questions answered and hands-on help.

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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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