Today at Berkeley Lab

The Lab’s Fire-Prevention Goats Are Back

As part of the Lab’s efforts to manage vegetation and reduce wildland fire fuels, these polyphagous browsers have been brought back to the Hill to begin their important work. They’ll be at various locations over the next several weeks.

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Lab Participates in May 22 Wildfire Awareness Event

Area fire-response agencies will meet at the site of last year’s Grizzly Peak​ Fire from 11 a.m. to noon on May 22 to discuss fire preparedness and prevention efforts. The event may cause traffic delays from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. along Grizzly Peak Boulevard, between Centennial Drive and South Park Drive. Emergency vehicles will be stationed in the area as part of the event. More>

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Recap of Last Week’s Personnel Accountability Drills

Last week, Berkeley Lab’s Emergency Management Department conducted two personnel accountability drills as part of the Department of Energy’s annual Eagle Horizon continuity drill. The Lab was able to account for 79 percent of its employees, affiliates, and contractors in the first drill, and 93 percent in the second drill. More>

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Message From Deputy Lab Director Michael Brandt on Personnel Accountability Drill

On Monday, May 7, the Department of Energy is conducting their annual Eagle Horizon continuity drill, which is part of the National Continuity policy. Berkeley Lab’s Emergency Management Department will support this drill by requesting personnel accountability of all Lab personnel. It is expected that all Lab personnel respond to this message. More>

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Raffle Winners and Scenes From the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair

On April 26, around 650 employees attended the Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair, hosted by Protective Services. Featured attractions included the Smokehouse fire safety demo and numerous information booths. Raffle winners included Gayle Tornberg (HR), Stephane de la Ru du Can (ETA), and Shannon Brown (EESA). View slideshow.

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CERT Emergency Training Class Offered in May

If a disaster strikes, will you be prepared? The Lab’s Emergency Management group will host Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training in May. CERT training teaches disaster response skills such as preparedness, small fire suppression, medical triage and treatment, and light search and rescue. More>

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Wednesday’s ‘Personnel Accountability’ Drill Explained

As part of a DOE-requested drill, Lab staff received texts, phone calls, or emails on April 18 asking them to confirm their location. In the event of an actual emergency, this “personnel accountability” information helps first responders initiate their efforts promptly. It also aids in identifying the location of emergency and critical personnel to ensure essential functions can continue. About 66 percent of staff responded. More>

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Safety, Security & Sustainability Fair Takes Place April 26

The fair — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the cafeteria parking lot — features info on hearing conservation, bicycle safety, and HR disability benefits, as well activities like simulated fire evacuations from the “Smokehouse,” and UC Berkeley’s bomb truck demos. The Bay View Café will offer a BBQ lunch, and attendees can enter a raffle to win an emergency backpack or radio. More>

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Save the Date: Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on April 26

Protective Services is hosting the third annual Safety, Security, and Sustainability Fair on Thursday, April 26. The focus of the fair is the “Safety” of Lab employees and neighboring community, the “Security” of Lab property and assets, and the “Sustainability” of the Lab’s environment and mission. Stay tuned for more details as the date approaches.

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Do You Know How to Report a Fire?

Do you know what actions to take in the event of fire? There are several things to remember to keep you safe, and to ensure that first responders are quickly notified. The first action is to safely exit the building. Go here to see what other steps you should take.

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