The training helps increase awareness of and preparation for possible incidences of workplace violence. The Oct. 13 class runs from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 66 Auditorium. The Oct. 25 class runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the Building 50 Auditorium. More>
With the Lab situated on the Hayward Fault, and predictions of a significant earthquake in the region over the coming decades, according to scientists, it is imperative to prepare for such an event. Employees are invited to participate in the annual Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. More>
Preparedness is one of the most critical phases of emergency management. This is the most significant component because preparedness starts with the individual. How can one get involved? Participate in training, drills, and exercises, like these Lab staff employees this past August. More>
Want up to the minute emergency information, instructions on whom to contact for an emergency, or what protective action to implement during an emergency event? This information is available right at your fingertips via any mobile communications device (smartphone, tablet, laptop) via the “In Case of Crisis” app. More>
Can any one individual be fully prepared for all disasters? Probably not, but there are steps that each person can take to enhance their personal comfort during a disaster. Employees should keep a comfortable pair of walking shoes either in their workspace or in their car. Along with the shoes, an emergency supply of water can also be stored in the trunk. More>
To help increase awareness of and preparation for possible incidences of workplace violence, Protective Services’ Al Benitez will offer active shooter training in the Building 50 Auditorium. Participants should be aware that the subject matter is sensitive. Consult training course LBL-0010 for more information on active shooter and other emergencies.
This week’s National Preparedness Month theme — Preparing Through Service — provides an opportunity to highlight the Lab’s disaster assistance teams. In a catastrophic regional event, many of the responding agencies (fire, medical, police) could be overwhelmed, given the number of people affected. More>
Following this year’s theme of “Don’t Wait, Communicate,” the Lab’s Emergency Management is presenting a series of informational articles to help employees prepare for emergencies that can impact the region, understand how to prepare for these events, and further comprehend how to best conduct emergency communications. More>
The annual exercise will test the Lab’s emergency response capabilities. The morning session (8 a.m. to noon) will impact parking in the U5 lot (near Strawberry Gate) and near Building 56. Employees not participating in the exercise are requested to avoid these areas, and should not be alarmed by staged emergency scenes.
Fourteen employees completed the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training. The Lab’s FEMA-compliant program is part of the Disaster Assistance Teams (Building Emergency Team, Medical Emergency Response Team, CERT, and Damage Assessment Team), designed to augment professional response to disasters. Go here to see who completed the training.