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Take Flu Vaccination Survey to Help Lab Better Serve Employees

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.

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Drivers Should Watch Out for Newborn Fawns

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.

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More Than 400 Attend Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair

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>

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Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair on April 28

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>

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All Work Must Now Be Covered by Work Planning and Control Activity Manager

The Job Hazard Analysis (JHA), Activity Hazard Document (AHD), and Biosafety Authorization System (BAS) are now closed. All work must be covered by the Work Planning and Control Activity Manager, including service, maintenance, troubleshooting, and any other side work. Exceptions are the Subcontractor JHA, Construction JHA, and the ALS Experiment Safety Sheet (ESS).  

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Monthly Shoe Mobile Visits

The Red Wing Work Shoe Mobile is onsite every month at the Bevatron Parking Lot. Staff may be authorized to purchase safety shoes, or fatigue-reducing insoles, based on work conditions. The purchase of both safety shoes and insoles requires a Shoe Issuance Form signed by the employee’s supervisor before selecting any shoes. More>

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March 15 Marks Final Transition From JHA to WPC

As of March 15, the Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) will no longer authorize work. The Biological Use Authorization (BUS) database is closed as well. This means that work previously authorized under these systems must now be authorized under Work Planning & Control (WPC).

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Director’s Achievement Award Coming Up; Consider Submitting Safety Nominations

Every year since the inception of the Director’s Award for Exceptional Achievement in 2011, the Lab has recognized the experts who are making a difference in a broad range of categories. In anticipation of new nominations, the Safety Culture Work Group would like to highlight past Award recipients for their outstanding contributions to Berkeley Lab’s safety culture. More>

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New Integrated Training for New Hires on or After March 1

This new training (LBL 0010) integrates the following three courses into one: EHS 0010 Overview of Environment Health and Safety, EHS 0135 Emergency Preparedness and BLI 0919 Trafficking Victims Protection. This integrated training provides a more streamlined experience that saves new staff time while maintaining the same learning outcomes. More>

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Road Safety Reminder

Drivers and bicyclists are reminded that using cell phones while driving, passing shuttle buses while lights are flashing, driving above posted speed limits, and failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks are violations of the California Vehicle Code and subject to citation by the UC Police. Comply with established laws to help keep Berkeley Lab safe for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers.

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