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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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Building 70 Closed Due to Fire; Meeting for Occupants at 1 p.m.

There was a small fire in Building 70-264A on Jan. 13. The source of the fire is not known at this time and there were no injuries reported. The building will remain closed at least until the afternoon of Jan. 14. A meeting for building occupants takes place Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium (call in number: 866-740-1260, 4864905#).

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Adjusted Hours for Health Services in 2014; New Hours in 2015

Health Services will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, and will not be open on Friday, Jan. 2. Expanded hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will begin on Monday, Jan. 5. In the event of a medical emergency during off hours, staff should call x7911.

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New Electrical Safety Website Launches

The site serves as a one-stop shop for electrical safety needs, and is a good source of information, as many changes to the Lab’s program are on the way. Staff are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site, as well as bookmark it for future reference. More>

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