In response to recent electrical work accidents at the Lab, a new Electrical Safety Program has been developed that affects primarily the work performed by trained qualified electrical workers. But what can the rest of us do to prevent electrical accidents and fires from happening? Learn more here.
The report is prepared annually and documents the Lab’s performance in reducing its environmental impacts, progress toward cleaning up groundwater contamination, and compliance with applicable Department of Energy, federal, state, and local environmental regulations. Access the report here. Contact Patrick Thorson (x5852) for more information.
The clinic, which opens at 7 a.m., will close at 4:30 instead of 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, starting on Sept. 28. Health Services is located in Building 26. More>
Optum Wellness Specialist Sandy Wilson will discuss the risks associated with lack of sleep, common sleep “stealers,” and tips to sleep better. Participants will be entered into a drawing for a free sound machine. The event is on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, and sponsored by UC Living Well, Optum, and the Lab’s Health Services.
Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs have been deployed in different buildings around the Lab, housed in white wall-mounted cases often near entrances. A short video has been created to showi how to use an AED. Training is not required to use an AED, but advanced understanding can be helpful. Watch the video here.
Starting on Sept. 23, the vaccines will be given at Health Services (Building 26) on Wednesdays from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. while supplies last. There will be no clinics on Sept. 25, Oct. 2, and Oct. 16. Contact Health Services (x6266) for more information.
Federal regulations have specific radiological training requirements. Each worker and their line management are responsible for completing these requirements when due. Incomplete it can expose the Lab to fines, federal enforcement, and possible legal action. The Radiation Protection Group monitors training status. Contact them with questions. More>
The EHS Ergo Team is hosting an interactive session on pipetting techniques. This session will provide tips for improving accuracy, precision, and consistency while pipetting. The event takes place Tuesday, August 4, from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. More>
It‘s summer, and hotter temperatures mean you’re at risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion, especially if you are doing strenuous outdoor activity and or wearing heavy protective clothing. Go here for information on prevention tips and available support.
Spucces (ALS) and Jelinski (EH&S) were randomly selected from Hero Card recipients who registered their cards in the past three quarters. They were each awarded $50. Employees receive Hero Cards for improving the Lab’s safety culture. Request Hero Cards from EH&S to give to colleagues you see “safe-ing the day.” More>