In the latest installment to the Safety Culture website’s “Perspectives” series, ATAP Division Director Wim Leemans discusses the benefits of a safety culture that rewards openness, feedback, and perseverance. More>
Barricades are often used to keep people out of an unsafe area. Do not cross over, under, or through a barricade even if it seems safe. Some barricades use “Danger” or “Caution” tape as a warning. Pylons or cones are also used. Barricades are often temporary and locations can change so keep alert. If unsure, play it safe and stay out. Contact your building manager or supervisor before accessing any cordoned-off area. More>
Employees planning trips to Africa are asked to meet with Health Services staff to obtain travel kits, any needed vaccines and medications, as well as emergency contact information they may need during their travels. Upon returning, workers will be interviewed and assessed according to CDC guidelines.
The annual 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 regulations. Access the report here. Contact Patrick Thorson (x5852) for more information.
Sessions will be held on the main site, JGI, Potter Street, NERSC, and OCFO this month and next. Cost is $10; appointments required. More>
Check out what’s new in the world of lasers by attending the annual Laser Vendor Fair in the cafeteria dining area from 3 to 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Laser Safety Program, the event features the newest products related to lasers, optics, protective eyewear, fiber lasers, enclosure, and other applications. Free refreshments will be provided.
The overall threat to Berkeley Lab personnel from the Ebola virus remains very low; however, Protective Services and Health Services have developed general information for public awareness as well as to promote infection prevention and control measures. More>
Safety is an ongoing mission at the Lab, and workers who demonstrate exemplary safety behavior can be recognized for their efforts. Know a Lab worker who has gone beyond the call of duty to ensure safe conditions for others? He or she may be eligible for a Safety Spot Award, which can include a monetary award to qualified employees. More>
Mike Murray of Chart Incorporated (affiliated with Praxair, the Lab’s cryogenic liquid supplier) will present a seminar on cryogenic liquid cylinder handling on August 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. in Building 15-253. He will provide practical information that will help users better understand how to safely and efficiently operate liquid cryogen cylinders.
The event will be held in the cafeteria lower parking lot from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants include local bike shops, the East Bay Bicycle Coalition, UCPD, and Sustainable Berkeley Lab, among others. Free bike tune-ups will be offered. The Cafe will feature a special menu. Download poster here.