The annual exercise will test the Lab’s emergency response capabilities. The morning session (8 a.m. to noon) will impact parking in the U5 lot (near Strawberry Gate) and near Building 56. Employees not participating in the exercise are requested to avoid these areas, and should not be alarmed by staged emergency scenes.
Fourteen employees completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Lab’s FEMA-compliant program is part of the Disaster Assistance Teams (Building Emergency Team, Medical Emergency Response Team, CERT, and Damage Assessment Team), designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here to see who completed the training.
The training is offered on July 11 (3 to 4 p.m.), July 12 (11 a.m. to noon), August 8 (9 to 10 a.m.), and August 9 (1 to 2 p.m.) in the Building 50 Auditorium. Protective Service’s Al Benitez will lead the training. Participants are advised that subject matter is sensitive. See LBL-0010 for more information on active shooters and emergencies.
Effective Friday, July 1, the Lab’s security will be provided by Universal Protection Services. This change will result in a higher level of service as patrol officers will now hold certification as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). Universal will staff a 24/7/365 operations center that will answer the Lab’s incident reporting line (x6999) in addition to providing traditional services.
Staff can be trained to assist during disasters, when first responders are often overwhelmed. Training includes emergency preparedness, basic fire suppression, medical assessment, patient transport, and light search and rescue. Take EHS 520 and 522, LBL 0010 or PSD 0150, PSD 0131, and PSD 0121 classes to qualify. Send e-mail here for more information.
Protective Services is in the process of removing old printed guides and replacing with the new ones. In the meantime, download the “In Case of Crisis” app to your smartphone for the Emergency Guide information at your fingertips. The app is free and can be installed by following these directions. Contact PS@lbl.gov for more information.
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>
A Message From COO Glenn Kubiak At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday, April 18, Berkeley Lab facilities personnel, working to … More»
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>
Recently, an employee at the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol office in Alameda opened a package containing a powder and fell ill. The Lab’s fire crew assisted with the HazMat response. Lab employees are reminded to review the procedures for suspicious packages outlined in the Emergency Response Guide posted throughout the Lab. More>