Marty White, the Division Safety Coordinator for the Lab’s Physics and Nuclear Science divisions, first started vanpooling in 1974, shortly after she started her first job out of college. Today, she vanpools three to four times a week and carpools once a week from the North Bay to Berkeley. More>
For your safety and others, do not access Lab rooftops without an authorized business reason. In many cases, fall protection training, fall protection equipment, and a fall matrix (permit) is needed for roof access. In the past, unauthorized employees have accessed Lab rooftops and put themselves in an “unsafe zone” near the roof’s edge. Contact Herb Toor (x5918) for info.
Hundreds of grazing goats have arrived this month as part of the Lab’s efforts to prevent wildfires. And as a testament to their skill, check out these before-and-after photos of a hillside near Chamberlain Road, between Buildings 71A and 90. What was once long, dry grass was quickly mowed down to nubs.
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>
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.
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.
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.
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.
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>
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>