Today at Berkeley Lab

Active Shooter Response Training Offered July 11, 12, and August 8, 9

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.

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Change in Lab Security Services

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.

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Lab Community Emergency Response Team Launched

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.

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New 2016 Emergency Guides Issued; Also Available as Smartphone App

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.

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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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