Today at Berkeley Lab

Building 54 Handicap Lift Back in Operation

The new wheelchair lift near the main entrance of the cafeteria will be back in operation today. By law, this lift can only be used for disabled persons, and cannot be used for any other activities. There is a $2,500 fine to the Lab if the lift is used for other purposes.

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Poem by Soon-to-Retire HVAC Tech Extols Lab’s Efforts to Help Mankind

While the Facilities Division’s Russ Guidi only worked here for seven and a half years, it was enough time for the Lab’s research to make a big impression, prompting him to write a moving poem before his last day tomorrow, when he retires. More>

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Fiscal Close Deadline for Ordering Furniture is July 18

Contact Work Request Center soon for design and layout assistance. More>

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10 Questions for Facilities’ Michael Walling

Michael Walling is a central receiving material handler in the Facilities Division and has worked at the Lab for 10 … More»

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Fiscal Close Deadline for Ordering Furniture is July 18

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Road Between Building 6 and 37 Closed Tomorrow

To accommodate a crane lift tomorrow, the narrow roadway between Buildings 6 (Advanced Light Source) and 37 will be closed. Detours and flaggers will direct access to Buildings 15, 80 and 2. Parking on the roadway will be blocked during the daylong crane lift project.

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CRT Cable Pull Will Affect Parking Beginning Next Week

Cable work on the CRT will lead to the blocking off of several parking stalls beginning Monday, April 28 and lasting till the end of May. The areas affected (Lawrence Road and N1 Road) can be seen here.

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Use Extreme Caution Around Facilities Operations

Lab staff are reminded to always follow the direction of traffic flaggers and never circumvent safety warning devices. Facilities workers deal with hazardous situations around the Lab almost every day. When these hazards have the potential to affect our coworkers and guests, Facilities workers take precautions to protect the Lab community by erecting caution tape, placing cones in the roadway for traffic control, or setting up barriers to deny access. Observing the following precautions will help to keep them safe. Remember…

· Never move or circumvent warning devices
· Drive very slowly around traffic control zones
· Don’t pass forklifts or busses on Lab roadways
· Reduce speed around construction sites

Violators can be issued a citation by UCPD for disobeying traffic control flaggers.

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Help the Lab Save Water; Conserve and Report Leaks

We are experiencing an exceptional drought. You can help the Lab and California get through the drought by conserving water and reporting any water leaks. On the main Berkeley Lab site, report leaks to the Work Request Center online or by telephone (x6274). For off-site facilities, contact the building manager or landlord. Common leaks include leaking faucets in labs, restrooms and common areas, and toilets or urinals that won’t stop running. More information about water and actions being taken by the Lab to respond to the drought and meet longer-term water use reduction goals is available here.

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Cafeteria Wheelchair Lift Out of Service March 26 to July 30

The wheelchair lift located adjacent to the cafeteria is being replaced and will be out of service from March 26 to July 30. To access the cafeteria area during this time, use the elevator in Building 70. Go here to view a detour map.

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