Today at Berkeley Lab

Happy Earth Day…Lab Website, Fair Offer Ways to Celebrate

Since 1970, Earth Day — which takes place April 22 — has celebrated our home planet, and the ways we can all take better care of it. Learn some ways you can help make every day Earth Day by checking out the Sustainable Berkeley Lab website and stopping by the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cafeteria parking lot.

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Get $50 Award for Entering Roadway Safety Contest; Deadline is April 20

Submit images that embody the “Share the Road” spirit at the Lab, including pedestrians, wheelchairs, bikes, wildlife, motorcycles, shuttles, trucks, GEMs, construction crews, or cars. Qualifying entries get a $50 award, with a $100 award for the winner. All entries will be displayed at the April 27 Safety, Security and Sustainability Fair and the May 17 JGI Safety and Wellness Fair. More>

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Annual Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair Takes Place April 27

The Operations Division is hosting this second annual fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the cafeteria parking lot (Lot K1). Visitors can experience a simulated earthquake in the Big Shaker, get a free bike tune-up, check out an e-bike demo, or participate in a raffle for prizes. The Bay View Café will offer a special BBQ lunch for purchase. More>

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Helping to Control Mosquitos

With the above normal rainfall this season, the Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California is warning of a potentially bad mosquito season. Since mosquitos lay eggs in standing water, staff are reminded to drain any standing water they may see at home or work. Contact your county’s Mosquito and Vector Control Agency for more assistance.

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Safety Reminder: Wet Weather Means Watch Your Step

The Lab’s terrain always presents challenges, and is particularly slippery in wet weather. Employees are reminded to walk mindfully, hold onto handrails, and pocket their phones to prevent accidents and injury. This “Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention” video shows on-site footage of hazards and how to avoid them.

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Hero Card Raffle Winner Chanin King Excels at Teamwork

Chanin King, from the Materials Sciences Division’s Center for X-Ray Optics, received a Hero Card for working with his colleague, Warren Holcomb, to properly track and handle unlabeled waste. He was further rewarded when he won this quarter’s raffle. More>

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Help Save a Life With AEDs and ‘Stop the Bleed’ Kits

Defibrillators (AEDs) can restore a regular heart beat when an individual has suffered a cardiac event. AEDs are located in various Lab buildings (map). Included with the AEDs are “Stop the Bleed” kits to help stem blood loss due to injury. Instructions are included with the AEDs and Stop the Bleed kits. Go here for a video on using AEDs. More>

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Stop by Health Services for Free Flu Shot

Public health officials recommend that everyone six months and older get an annual flu shot as soon as possible. Health Services has preservative-free vaccine available. Staff can drop by Building 26 between 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to get a flu shot, free of charge. No appointment is needed.

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Reminder on Traffic and Pedestrian Safety

Terrain, congestion, weather, and limited daylight make road conditions at the Lab challenging. As a reminder, pedestrians should use crosswalks and establish eye contact with drivers and cyclists before crossing. Drivers should always remain extra attentive to unexpected encounters with pedestrians, cyclists, or wildlife. A moment of inattentiveness can result in a serious injury or fatality. 

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Lab’s 2015 Site Environmental Report Now Available

The 2015 Site Environmental Report is now available. This report documents the Lab’s performance in reducing its environmental impacts, progress toward cleaning up groundwater contamination, and compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local environmental requirements. Contact Patrick Thorson (x5852) for more information.

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