Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Health Services is Now Open Until 5 p.m.

The Lab’s Health Services Clinic is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The clinic offers its full range of services during these hours. In February, health services staff will periodically be available during lunch at the cafeteria to answer questions and provide information.

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California Measles Update

Measles is a highly contagious respiratory disease that spreads through coughing and sneezing. Measles typically starts with a fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat – followed by a rash. Health Services (x6266) can provide a medical consultation for anyone that is concerned. More>

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10 Questions for EH&S’s Ron Acord

This industrial hygienist knows American Sign Language, dreams of driving an AA-fuel funny car, and stays connected to his Dutch heritage by visiting with family in Holland. Go here to check out the rest of Acord’s answers. Provide your own answers to 10 questions.

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Approval Required for All Work With Radioactive Materials

All radioactive material and radiation producing machines must be authorized by an approved work authorization from the Radiation Protection Group, including procurement, transfer, and use of Polonium-210 (Po-210) static eliminators. More>

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Adjusted Hours for Health Services in 2014; New Hours in 2015

Health Services will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, and will not be open on Friday, Jan. 2. Expanded hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will begin on Monday, Jan. 5. In the event of a medical emergency during off hours, staff should call x7911.

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New Electrical Safety Website Launches

The site serves as a one-stop shop for electrical safety needs, and is a good source of information, as many changes to the Lab’s program are on the way. Staff are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site, as well as bookmark it for future reference. More>

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New Faces, Features at Health Services

There’s a new medical director, Pete Estacio, a new physician’s assistant, Frederick Curtis, a new medical assistant, Kaitlyn Cox, the rollout of 50 automated external defibrillators, and extended hours for Health Services. More>

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Berkeley Lab Ebola Outbreak Response

Employees who have traveled to Africa, or who have come into contact with anyone who has traveled to this region, are strongly encouraged to contact the Health Services Department (x6266) with questions or concerns. Additional information is available here.

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