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$100 Award for Winner of ‘All Eyes on Safety’ Contest

Employees are encouraged to submit photos, videos, illustrations, or other visual content that demonstrate how they implement safety at work or home. The deadline for submissions is April 24. After that, staff will be invited to vote on their favorite submission. The top vote getter will receive a $100 award. More>

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Changes to First Aid & CPR Training

Starting in April, EHS Training is changing the enrollment process for First Aid and CPR training. This change is designed to provide better service to those who are required to take this training, while providing options to those who take the training as an elective. More>

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Work Planning and Control Activity Manager Update

Berkeley Lab is continuing implementation of Work Planning and Control (WPC) Activity Manager, our new work authorization system. Currently more than 800 activities are in development. At the end of this transition, staff will be authorized to work under one or more “activities” rather than under a JHA. More>

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Additional Training, Authorization Required for Radiation Work

Training beyond GERT (General Employee Radiological Training) and written authorization are required before work with radioactive material or radiation generating devices can be performed. Supervisors, line managers, and principal investigators must ensure their staff understand and follow these requirements. More>

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Contact Health Services for Measles Vaccination or Consult

It was recently reported that someone with measles rode BART during the morning and evening commute on Feb. 4. Employees who have not been vaccinated, or are concerned they have been exposed, can contact Health Services (x6266). More>

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Material Science Division’s Cheng Hao Wu Wins Safety Hero Card Raffle

Cheng Hao Wu is one of two lucky winners in the most recent Hero Card raffle. His proactive approach to clearing a workbench was noticed by a colleague, who handed him a Hero Card for doing the right thing. In addition to a Hero Card “Thank You,” Chenghao received $50 for winning the raffle. More>

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Health Services is Now Open Until 5 p.m.

The Lab’s Health Services Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic offers its full range of services during these hours. In February, health services staff will periodically be available during lunch at the cafeteria to answer questions and provide information.

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California Measles Update

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads through coughing and sneezing. Measles typically starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat – followed by a rash. Health Services (x6266) can provide a medical consultation for anyone that is concerned. More>

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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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