A Colorado chemistry professor’s experience with national laboratory safety culture has changed the way he does research. When Monte Helm first arrived at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to extend his research, he feared that his work would be hampered by too many restrictive safety rules. Those fears vanished quickly. More>
Warmer weather means more staff are cycling to and from work. Remember most traffic laws that apply to cars also apply to bikes, including stop signs, speed limits, and yielding to pedestrians. Lab policy requires helmets use. Wear bright clothing and use tail lights.
Gathering in Walnut Creek sought to expand safety culture, promote healthy living, and raise awareness of services offered at the Joint Genome Institute, Berkeley Lab, and Contra Costa County. More>
Requires drivers to provide three feet between cyclists and vehicles when passing. More>
Walkway on south side of road near Bldg. 37 closed; flaggers to control traffic. Go here for map.
Event takes place August 5-7; discount registration deadline is July 5. More>
N2 Parking Lot Entrance to ALS Closed Today Through June 4
Stay cool in this week’s heat by avoiding heavy meals, wearing light, loose clothing, and drinking plenty of fluid. If you feel the onset of a heat-related condition, contact Health Services (x6266) or, in an emergency, the Fire Department (x7911). For additional information on heat stress, go here or contact Dan Best (x7246). More>
Berkeley Lab has revised the Seismic Safety policy. Due to changes in the California Building Code (CBC) that take effect this year, the Laboratory recently completed a rewrite of the policy. The policy now resides in the RPM. For more information, see RPM for Seismic Safety.
Lab staff are reminded to always follow the direction of traffic flaggers and never circumvent safety warning devices. Facilities workers deal with hazardous situations around the Lab almost every day. When these hazards have the potential to affect our coworkers and guests, Facilities workers take precautions to protect the Lab community by erecting caution tape, placing cones in the roadway for traffic control, or setting up barriers to deny access. Observing the following precautions will help to keep them safe. Remember…
· Never move or circumvent warning devices
· Drive very slowly around traffic control zones
· Don’t pass forklifts or busses on Lab roadways
· Reduce speed around construction sites
Violators can be issued a citation by UCPD for disobeying traffic control flaggers.