Today at Berkeley Lab

Laser Safety Program Hosts Vendor Fair on April 16

The event — from 3 to 5 p.m. in the cafeteria dining hall — features manufacturer reps will answer questions and display their newest products related to lasers, optics, protective eyewear, fiber optic lasers, enclosures, and other applications. Light refreshments will be provided.

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How to Join your Work Planning & Control (WPC) Activity

The transition from JHA to WPC is in full swing, and workers are being notified by e-mail that they have been added to WPC activities. However, to be authorized to work on an activity, workers need to complete all required trainings and accept the work conditions in Activity Manager. Learn how here.

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Supervisor Involvement in Work Planning & Control (WPC)

Supervisors play a key role in work planning and control. For high-risk activities, supervisors need to review their worker’s activities and approve their participation. For all other activities, supervisors can use Activity Manager to quickly determine their workers authorization and training status. This video show both review processes.

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April 7 Speech Recognition Brown Bag Session

The EHS Ergo Team is hosting an educational brown bag session on “Speech Recognition Tools for Windows and Mac” on Tuesday, April 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall. E-mail ergo@lbl.gov or call x6848 for more information. More>

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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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