The Facilities Division will participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. The event provides an opportunity for employees to focus on fall hazards and reinforce the importance of fall prevention. More>
Representatives will be on hand from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to share tips on how best to clean up your office and/or lab, and where to deposit challenging waste items. The event is part of the Lab’s Earth Month activities. Go here for more on the clean-up effort.
Roadside maintenance is conducted at the Lab by landscapers and laborers on a daily basis. Often, they must work in close proximity to traffic. This places them at risk when they can’t see, hear or anticipate oncoming cars, trucks and bicycles. Remain alert to their presence, slow down, give them space to complete their work, and observe all warning cones and signs.
To enable the Lab to conduct the best science possible, it’s crucial to have work areas that are safe, efficiently used, and clean. A new website has been created as a resource for employees to assist with clean-up activities in their divisions. The site offers planning guides as well as tools needed to take stock of chemical inventories, equipment and supplies, and paper records. More>
Drivers are asked to be extra cautious when entering or leaving Grizzly and Strawberry Gates. Bicycles and motorcycles are often difficult to see due to their size and natural obstructions near both gates. Look in both directions to make sure the road is clear before proceeding. Extra caution and an extra second or two may save a life or prevent a serious injury.
Hero Card raffle winner Michael Connolly, Principal Scientific Engineering Associate in the Materials Sciences Division, is a superhero when it comes to sharing safety culture with the diverse users conducting work at The Molecular Foundry. This is the latest in an ongoing Safety Culture series. More>
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.
In an effort to make our cycling employees safer, the Lab has installed its first official bike lane, as well as “sharrows” — road signage that depicts a bicycle with arrows pointing forward — that alerts motorists of locations where bicycles may share the roadway. These changes are part of an effort to improve road safety and encourage alternative commute modes. More>
The Lab’s Storm Response Team is getting ready for potential El Niño storms and offers tips on how Lab employees can prepare their homes for severe rainfall. More>
In response to recent electrical work accidents at the Lab, a new Electrical Safety Program has been developed that affects primarily the work performed by trained qualified electrical workers. But what can the rest of us do to prevent electrical accidents and fires from happening? Learn more here.