Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Shuttle Bus Involved in Traffic Accident

On the morning of July 23, a Blue Route bus was hit on Hearst Ave. by another driver that crossed over the double yellow line. The bus driver swerved to avoid a head-on collision. The bus was damaged all along its left side. The bus driver was taken to Health Services for evaluation. The two bus passengers were not injured. An investigation is under way.

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Protective Service’s Tonya Petty Receives Excellence Award

At the DOE’s Emergency Management Issues-Special Interest Group (EMI SIG) recent annual conference, Protective Services Emergency Manager Tonya Petty received the Excellence in Emergency Management Award for her 20+ years of exceptional emergency management work at Pantex, Argonne National Laboratory, and, most recently, at Berkeley Lab.

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Site Access Office Closed From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on June 26

The office is located in the Building 65A trailer. Those how have immediate needs during that time can contact Protective Services at x6160.

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Shuttle Bus Riders Will Need to Show ID at Gates Starting May 14

Protective Services is testing a new system whereby a security officer will board uphill buses at Strawberry and Blackberry gates to check ID badges or visitor passes of all passengers. Those without proper credentials will be asked to disembark. To ensure your visitors can access the Lab, use the Visitor Pass Request System. More>

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Car Accident on Cyclotron Road Causes Traffic Back-Up

A vehicle driven by an employee was involved in an accident on Feb. 18 at around 7:30 a.m. The car rolled over at the hairpin turn leading up to Blackberry Gate. The cause is unknown at this time. The driver was able to exit the vehicle on their own, but was taken by ambulance to Highland Hospital for further examination.

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This Year’s Flu Vaccine Less Effective; Take Steps for Protection

This year, one of the 3 strains targeted by the vaccine has mutated causing the vaccine to be less effective at preventing disease. The vaccine still protects recipients from the other two strains of influenza circulating this year. Take these measures to increase protection.

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Protect Laptops and Other Valuables During Shutdown

Laptops, cameras, smart phones, and other electronic devices left in offices and labs should be put away and locked down. Protective Services reminds staff to treat their electronics with the same level of care as a wallet or purse full of cash. To report an onsite theft during shutdown, call x6999.

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Dec. 18 Presentation on ‘Learning to Live With Mountain Lions’

Zara McDonald, president of the Felidae Conservation Fund and the Bay Area Puma Project, will provide information on this important ecosystem member and the research efforts of the Puma Project. The event starts at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium, sponsored by Protective Services.

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