Today at Berkeley Lab

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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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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