Today at Berkeley Lab

Stay Cool and Safe During Hot Weather

In high heat, avoid heavy meals, wear light-weight clothing, limit the time in direct sunlight, and drink plenty of water. If you feel the onset of a heat-related condition (e.g., heavy sweating, nausea, dizziness), contact Health Services (x6266) or, in an emergency, the Fire Department (x7911). For more on heat stress, go here or contact Julie Zhu (x6871). More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Lab Community Emergency Response Team Launched

Staff can be trained to assist during disasters, when first responders are often overwhelmed. Training includes emergency preparedness, basic fire suppression, medical assessment, patient transport, and light search and rescue. Take EHS 520 and 522, LBL 0010 or PSD 0150, PSD 0131, and PSD 0121 classes to qualify. Send e-mail here for more information.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Bicyclists Reminded to Follow the Rules of the Road

Bicycle riders on Lab roads have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations, including stopping at stop signs/lights, observing speed limits, and yielding to pedestrians. Policy requires bicyclists to wear a helmet while riding at the Lab. See the Road Safety webpage and the California Driver Handbook for more information.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Take Flu Vaccination Survey to Help Lab Better Serve Employees

The Center for Disease Control recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone six months and older. Vaccination can reduce flu illness, limit missed work and school, and prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Health Services wants to capture data for staff who got a vaccine offsite or reason for deciding against taking the vaccine. Go here to fill out the survey.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Drivers Should Watch Out for Newborn Fawns

Spring is birthing season for a variety of local wildlife, including deer. While these little ones are adorable, their precarious circumstance is an important reminder for those driving around the Lab to be aware and use caution. Also, do not attempt to get close to or feed deer or other wild animals. This photo was taken at the Lab by John Chernowski of the Facilities Division.

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

More Than 400 Attend Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair

Question: What does a smokehouse have in common with a Big Shaker? Answer: They were both featured attractions at the Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair on April 28. The smokehouse — a trailer designed to demonstrate what happens during a structure fire — and the Big Shaker — a mobile earthquake simulator — were among the many activities featured at the fair. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair on April 28

The event will feature the Big Shaker earthquake simulation booth, bomb-sniffing dog exercises, info tables, and a raffle. The Bay View Café will feature a special BBQ lunch. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Cafeteria parking lot. Go here to download a poster. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

All Work Must Now Be Covered by Work Planning and Control Activity Manager

The Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), Activity Hazard Document (AHD), and Biosafety Authorization System (BAS) are now closed. All work must be covered by the Work Planning and Control Activity Manager, including service, maintenance, troubleshooting, and any other side work. Exceptions are the Subcontractor JHA, Construction JHA, and the ALS Experiment Safety Sheet (ESS).  

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

Monthly Shoe Mobile Visits

The Red Wing Work Shoe Mobile is onsite every month at the Bevatron Parking Lot. Staff may be authorized to purchase safety shoes, or fatigue-reducing insoles, based on work conditions. The purchase of both safety shoes and insoles requires a Shoe Issuance Form signed by the employee’s supervisor before selecting any shoes. More>

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.

March 15 Marks Final Transition From JHA to WPC

As of March 15, the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) will no longer authorize work. The Biological Use Authorization (BUS) database is closed as well. This means that work previously authorized under these systems must now be authorized under Work Planning & Control (WPC).

You can leave a comment. View the Comment Policy.