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More Than 400 Attend Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair

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>

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Human Remains Found on Berkeley Lab Property

A Message From COO Glenn Kubiak At approximately 1:30 pm on Monday, April 18, Berkeley Lab facilities personnel, working to … More»

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Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair on April 28

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>

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Reminder on Procedures for Suspicious Packages

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>

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Lab Prepares for El Niño Onslaught

A cross-Operations team including Facilities, EH&S, IT, OCFO and Protective Services has been working on El Niño storm preparations, conducting planning and assessments and mitigating issues to better prepare the Lab to prevent and respond to potential impacts from heavy storms. Already, the number of water leaks/intrusions has been reduced by 33% since last year. More>

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Reminder on Winter Holiday Fire Safety

The Lab’s fire marshal reminds staff that holiday trees and candles, while beautiful and festive, can also create fire hazards. As this video shows, trees can become engulfed in flames in under five seconds. View tips on safety from the Red Cross, the National Institute of Standards & Technology, or the National Fire Protection Association.

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Site Access Office Hours Changing

The Site Access Office, located in Building 65A, will be changing its operating hours as of Monday, Oct. 26 to 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To supplement access services you currently receive, Protective Services will soon be implementing the new askUs unified service portal. Site Access can be reached by phone at x4551 and by email at SiteAccess@lbl.gov.

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Lab Holds Great ShakeOut Earthquake Exercise on Oct. 15

Scheduled for 10:15 a.m., the exercise includes and “Drop, Cover & Hold On” and evacuation drill. The drill will last about 20 to 30 minutes. Participants who read, print out this document, write their name on it and hand it to the lead at your Emergency Assembly Area will be entered into a drawing for an earthquake awareness prize. More>

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Motorists, Cyclists and Pedestrians Collaborate for Safe Roads

Employee safety is paramount. Whether you arrive at the Lab by car, bike, shuttle, or on foot, it is important to obey all traffic laws, including road signs, crosswalks, and speed limits. And remember, all bike riders must wear a helmet while on Lab property. Find more traffic safety tips on the Road Safety website.

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Mountain Lion Sightings Recently Reported

The first was on July 18 near the Strawberry Canyon pool on Centennial. The second was on July 24 near the ALS. To avoid interaction with a mountain lion, avoid isolated areas at dawn, dusk or night. Call x6999 if you see a mountain lion, or 911 if there is a safety threat. Call Blackberry Gate (x4050) for on-site, after-hours escort. More>

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