Today at Berkeley Lab

Road Closure and Shuttle Rerouting on Monday, April 27

The Environmental Restoration Program is planning to conduct drilling operations at several monitoring wells within lab roadways on Monday, April 27. From 9:30 to approximately 11:30 a.m., work will be conducted in the outgoing lane in front of the Grizzly Gate guard station. During this time, the lab shuttle will not be servicing stop 69 in front of Building 75B. More>

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Supervisor Involvement in Work Planning & Control (WPC)

Supervisors play a key role in work planning and control. For high-risk activities, supervisors need to review their worker’s activities and approve their participation. For all other activities, supervisors can use Activity Manager to quickly determine their workers authorization and training status. This video show both review processes.

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$100 Award for Winner of ‘All Eyes on Safety’ Contest

Employees are encouraged to submit photos, videos, illustrations, or other visual content that demonstrate how they implement safety at work or home. The deadline for submissions is April 24. After that, staff will be invited to vote on their favorite submission. The top vote getter will receive a $100 award. More>

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Cyclists Should Assess Safety During Chu Road Narrowing

While it is true that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, bicycles are at a disadvantage in this situation. Bicyclists should assess the hazards and determine the safest option for themselves when navigating this stretch of road. More>

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Chu Road Narrowed; Cyclists Should Walk Bike in This Area or Use Shuttle

Due to CRT construction, Chu Road will be narrowed from March 23 through early April. To increase safety, cyclists are asked to either walk their bikes up the pedestrian walkway in this area, or load bikes onto a shuttle bus.

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Changes to First Aid & CPR Training

Starting in April, EHS Training is changing the enrollment process for First Aid and CPR training. This change is designed to provide better service to those who are required to take this training, while providing options to those who take the training as an elective. More>

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Additional Training, Authorization Required for Radiation Work

Training beyond GERT (General Employee Radiological Training) and written authorization are required before work with radioactive material or radiation generating devices can be performed. Supervisors, line managers, and principal investigators must ensure their staff understand and follow these requirements. More>

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Material Science Division’s Cheng Hao Wu Wins Safety Hero Card Raffle

Cheng Hao Wu is one of two lucky winners in the most recent Hero Card raffle. His proactive approach to clearing a workbench was noticed by a colleague, who handed him a Hero Card for doing the right thing. In addition to a Hero Card “Thank You,” Chenghao received $50 for winning the raffle. More>

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Recent Fire is Important Reminder About Designated Smoking Areas

The fire started when a lit cigarette was thrown into a coffee can used to collect butts — ironically situated under a “No Smoking” sign — on the balcony of a Lab building. Building occupants quickly extinguished the small blaze, and the Fire Department responded, but the incident serves as a reminder that smoking is permitted in designated areas only.

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Approval Required for All Work With Radioactive Materials

All radioactive material and radiation producing machines must be authorized by an approved work authorization from the Radiation Protection Group, including procurement, transfer, and use of Polonium-210 (Po-210) static eliminators. More>

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