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Making Safety Rewarding…and Profitable

Safety is an ongoing mission at the Lab, and workers who demonstrate exemplary safety behavior can be recognized for their efforts. Know a Lab worker who has gone beyond the call of duty to ensure safe conditions for others? He or she may be eligible for a Safety Spot Award, which can include a monetary award to qualified employees. More>

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Cryogenic Liquid Cylinder Seminar on August 28

Mike Murray of Chart Incorporated (affiliated with Praxair, the Lab’s cryogenic liquid supplier) will present a seminar on cryogenic liquid cylinder handling on August 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. He will provide practical information that will help users better understand how to safely and efficiently operate liquid cryogen cylinders.

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Third Annual Road Safety Day Takes Place on Sept. 4

The event will be held in the cafeteria lower parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants include local bike shops, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, UCPD, and Sustainable Berkeley Lab, among others. Free bike tune-ups will be offered. Download poster here.

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Safety Drill Simulates ‘Receipt’ of Radioactive Material and Resulting ‘Injury’

The emergency exercise last week simulated the “special delivery” of a broken bottle of unknown radioactive materials, which affected four “victims” who came in contact with the substance. Approximately 80 Lab and off-site responders participated. The exercise helped identify current capabilities and solidify collaboration with first-responder agencies.

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HR’s Bill Singh is a Safety Super-Hero

Lab Senior HR Recruiter Bill Singh is among the winners in the most recent Hero Card raffle. His action to prevent a slip-and-fall hazard on a walkway was observed by a colleague, who handed him a Hero Card for his good deed. And now Bill is $50 richer by winning the raffle. More>

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National Lab Safety Culture Wins Over Professor

A Colorado chemistry professor’s experience with national laboratory safety culture has changed the way he does research. When Monte Helm first arrived at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to extend his research, he feared that his work would be hampered by too many restrictive safety rules. Those fears vanished quickly. More>

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Bicycle Rider Safety at the Lab

Warmer weather means more staff are cycling to and from work. Remember most traffic laws that apply to cars also apply to bikes, including stop signs, speed limits, and yielding to pedestrians. Lab policy requires helmets use. Wear bright clothing and use tail lights.

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State’s New ‘Three Feet for Safety Law’ Takes Effect in Three Months

Requires drivers to provide three feet between cyclists and vehicles when passing. More>

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DOE Hosts Accelerator Safety Workshop

Event takes place August 5-7; discount registration deadline is July 5. More>

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Take Precautions During Predicted Hot Weather

Stay cool in this week’s heat by avoiding heavy meals, wearing light, loose clothing, and drinking plenty of fluid. If you feel the onset of a heat-related condition, contact Health Services (x6266) or, in an emergency, the Fire Department (x7911). For additional information on heat stress, go here or contact Dan Best (x7246). More>

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