Today at Berkeley Lab

Sign Up for LabAlert to Receive Emergency Information

An initial and important lesson learned from last Wednesday’s emergency response is the need for all Lab staff to sign up for LabAlert, which has the ability to quickly text, call, and email emergency information to employees’ mobile devices. If you haven’t yet had a chance to share your comments on last week’s event, please do so using this online form. More>

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Director’s Message on Aug. 2 Lock Down, Fire Evacuation

Dear Berkeley Lab colleagues, As you know, we had two separate incidents today that required an emergency response across the … More»

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CERT Training Sessions Scheduled for JGI

Emergency Management is offering Community Emergency Response Team training at the Joint Genome Institute (Walnut Creek). Participants will learn about emergency preparedness, small fire suppression, search and rescue, and medical triage and treatment. Class begins August 15. More>

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Recent Mountain Lion Sighting Near Clark Kerr Campus

A mountain lion sighting was reported on the morning of July 19 near the Clark Kerr Campus. UCPD reports “deer are a major food source for mountain lions” and there have been several reported sightings of mountain lions in the hills above the Berkeley campus. There has not been a confirmed sighting on Lab property. More>

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Annual Emergency Exercise to Impact Parking, Traffic, and Bus Services July 26

Closures include the U5 parking lot from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Lawrence Road east of Strawberry gate and the Building 74 bus stop from about 8:25 a.m. to 9 a.m. Bus services may be delayed. Exercise participants will be in “play” mode from about 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. More>

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Bunsen Burners Now Require a Hot Work Permit

Designated Area Hot Work Permits are now required for labs that use Bunsen burners. The permits are issued following an inspection by Protective Services and must be renewed annually. Send an email to hotwork@lbl.gov to request an inspection. For more information, contact Amie Krigbaum (x5479) or view the policy here.

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Medical Emergency Response Team Graduates

Twelve employees completed Emergency Medical Technician-Basic training to join the Lab’s Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT). MERT is part of the Lab’s Disaster Assistance Teams, designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here for more information and to see who completed the training.

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Operations Announces Reorganization

As part of the Lab’s effort to improve the management of capital projects, address deferred maintenance and physical infrastructure needs, and advance important safety and property protection programs, Operations is reorganizing some elements of the Facilities, Protective Services, and Environment, Health and Safety Divisions, effective May 15. Go here for a message from Glenn Kubiak.

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Happy Earth Day…Lab Website, Fair Offer Ways to Celebrate

Since 1970, Earth Day — which takes place April 22 — has celebrated our home planet, and the ways we can all take better care of it. Learn some ways you can help make every day Earth Day by checking out the Sustainable Berkeley Lab website and stopping by the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Cafeteria parking lot.

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‘Ghost Ship’ Talk by Lab Fire Protection Team on April 25 at 10:30 a.m.

The “Ghost Ship,” an Oakland warehouse turned artists’ collective, erupted in flames last year, resulting in the loss of 36 lives. Lab fire protection personnel who were part of the investigation will present an overview of the fire, and discuss the importance of building codes, using caution at crowded venues, and general fire safety. The talk takes place in the Bldg. 50 Auditorium. More>

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