Today at Berkeley Lab

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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EHS Ergo Team Hosts Keyboard Shortcuts Brown Bag on Nov. 11

The session — which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130) — offers tips and resources for Mac and PC keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can reduce the strain associated with repetitive mouse clicking and dragging. Bring your laptop to make it a “hands-on” experience. Contact ergo@lbl.gov for more information.

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Two Wellness Workshops Offered This Week

Class on “Resilience/Stress Management” takes place tomorrow (Oct. 14) at noon in Perseverance Hall. The second class, on Thursday, Oct. 16, at noon in Building 2-100B, covers “Getting Sleep: Misconceptions and Facts.” Both workshops are free.

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Berkeley Lab Ebola Outbreak Response

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.

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Got Veggies? Challenge Encourages Healthy Eating

The Got Veggies? challenge is open to employees at all UC locations, retirees, spouses and partners, who are enrolled in a UC-sponsored medical plan. You can join as an individual or, better yet, join or create a team for additional motivation. More>

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Breastfeeding Support Classes on Sept. 22 and Nov. 4

The three-and-a-half-hour classes will be at the Tang Center on the UC Berkeley campus. The sessions will include basic information, common problems and how to manage them, planning for return to work or school, and using breast pumps. Enrollment required. More>

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Lab Hosts Flu Clinics

Sessions will be held on the main site, JGI, Potter Street, NERSC, and OCFO this month and next. Cost is $10; appointments required. More>

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Facts and Impacts of Ebola Virus

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>

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UC Goes Smoke- and Tobacco-Free on Jan. 1

Lab personnel who will be visiting other UC property must comply with the UC tobacco-free policies that will be in place on Jan. 1. Smoking, including e-cigarettes and the use of smokeless tobacco products, will be strictly prohibited on all UC owned and leased property, including the UC Berkeley campus, the Office of the President, the Oakland Scientific Facility, and the Richmond Field Station. Berkeley Lab’s new smoking policy went into effect on Nov. 15. Smoking and e-cigarette use are restricted to designated smoking areas at the main Lab site and the Joint Genome Institute. Berkeley Lab sites in Oakland, Berkeley, and Emeryville will follow the existing smoking policies.

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Health Services Closed on Monday, Dec. 23

Health Services will be closed on Monday, Dec. 23. In case of an emergency, call 911 from any Lab or cell phone. Those who incur non-emergency work-related injuries can go directly to US Healthworks in Berkeley, located at 2580 Seventh Street, Suite 100. For more information, contact Health Services (x6266).

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