Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Radiological Work Requires Careful Planning

Tasks performed infrequently may involve steps not previously analyzed. Recent events at the Lab involving such tasks have resulted in elevated doses or contamination to personnel. These could have been avoided if careful planning had been performed. More>

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Adam Bradford Earns Safety Recognition Award for New Safety Barrier

When Building Manager Adam Bradford noticed a distracted worker coming too close to the edge of the loading dock between Buildings 70 and 70A one day he identified this safety issue to Facilities and EH&S staff. Bradford received a Safety recognition award for his efforts. More>

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How to Access Your Training When JHA Goes Away

Since the Lab is transitioning from the JHA to the new Work Planning & Control process, the JHA is no longer the place to view and access your training. Instead of JHA, you can now use the Berkeley Lab Training system. Here are two short videos (one for staff and one for supervisors) that show how.

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New Radiological Control Manual Issued

The EHS Radiation Protection Group has developed a comprehensive Radiological Control Manual for the Lab community. The manual is intended to capture all pertinent radiological safety requirements, guidance and supporting materials relevant to the Lab. Go here, or follow the link on the RPG website to see the new Manual.

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Staff Voting for ‘All Eyes on Safety’ Contest Begins; Deadline is May 15

Employees have submitted graphics that are both entertaining and educational, providing important reminders about safety. Go here to view the entries, then select your favorite using the ballot at the bottom of the page. Only one vote per staff person. The winner — who will receive $100 — will be announced in TABL after May 15.

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Daytime Sleepiness Can Affect Work Safety; Treatments Are Available

Daytime sleepiness is a problem often related to a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, an under-diagnosed sleep disorder. Daytime sleepiness impacts work performance in key areas such as reaction time, judgment and information processing, leading to an increased risk of work related accidents. More>

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