Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Rachel Lance’s Proactive Efforts Result in Hero Card and Raffle Win

Rachel Lance received a Hero Card from a colleague after he heard her recount how she reported a tripping hazard in a heavily used elevator to a safety professional, and it was promptly fixed. Lance’s Hero Card was entered into the Lab’s quarterly Safety Culture raffle, and she came up a winner. More>

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Low Flying Planes Over the Lab on Oct. 13

UC Berkeley has hired a contractor to conduct 3-D aerial photography over the campus. The aircraft will also be flying over Berkeley Lab.  Barring changes in weather or schedule, the project is planned to occur on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Contact Scott Robinson (x7955) for more information.

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Safety Culture Work Group Initiative: Safety Messages in Neon Chalk

Have you noticed the temporary neon-colored safety messages popping up in high-traffic areas? A Safety Culture Work Group subcommittee developed the campaign to create awareness around slip, trip, and fall prevention. They brainstormed such catchphrases as “Handrails: There for a Reason,” “Get a Grip,” and “A fall, a slip, a hospital trip.” More>

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Free Flu Shots Now Available

Health Services will hold clinics in Building 26 on most Wednesdays (2 to 4 p.m.) and Fridays (9:30 to 11:30 a.m.). No clinics on Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Oct 19. Clinics will also take place at JGI on Oct. 6 (1 to 3 p.m.), OCFO on Oct. 13 (9:30 to 11 a.m.), Potter St. on Oct. 20 (9:30 to 11 a.m.), and JBEI on Oct. 27 (9:30 to 11 a.m.). No appointment is necessary and the vaccines are preservative free.

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Video Offers Tips on How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls

In anticipation of the slippery conditions that the upcoming rainy season can present, the Lab’s Safety Culture Work Group has focused on reducing injuries due to slips, trips, and falls. These include paying attention to surroundings, walking mindfully, and pocketing the phone before walking. Looking out for each other also helps, as this quick video by EHS intern Haley Sutton shows.

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