Today at Berkeley Lab

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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Storm Watch: Use Caution Traveling to and Around the Lab

With extreme weather conditions forecast for Dec. 11, staff are urged to take all necessary safety precautions. Go here to view warning messages from Protective Services and COO Glenn Kubiak.

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Storm Expected Tomorrow Could Affect Lab

Heavy rain and high winds are forecast for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lab may experience flooding, fallen trees and branches, power outages, and delayed traffic. Staff can report issues to the Facilities Division (x6011). Researchers running experiments should be prepared for possible power outages. The Emergency Operations Center will be monitoring the storm.

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Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke or Heart Attack?

A recent minor traffic accident at the Lab is a reminder that quickly recognizing the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack may mean the difference between full recovery and no recovery. More>

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Latest on Mountain Lion Sightings

A mountain lion cub was spotted around noon yesterday running from the top of parking lot D (“the pit”) across the road behind Building 55. This follows two sightings last week on or near Lab property and a deer carcass found over the weekend below Building 90. More>

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Recent Mountain Lion Sightings at the Lab

A deer carcass was found over the weekend on Lab property by tree trimmers. This follows two mountain lion sightings last week, one near Building 90 and another by the Foothills Residence Halls towards the bottom of Cyclotron Road. Mountain lions generally exist where deer are found. In this case, the deer was found on a trail below Building 90. More>

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Portions of the Lab to be ‘De-Energized’ on Nov. 15

Maintenance on the high voltage system for Buildings 13B, 51 Area, 51F, 55, 55A, 56A, 56W, 60, 63, 64, 71 complex, 81, 82, 90 requires power to these locations and surrounding areas to be de-energized. Back-up generators will be used. Normal power is expected to be restored by Sunday. More>

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EHS Ergo Team Hosts Keyboard Shortcuts Brown Bag on Nov. 11

The session — which takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 12 to 1 p.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130) — offers tips and resources for Mac and PC keyboard shortcuts. Keyboard shortcuts can reduce the strain associated with repetitive mouse clicking and dragging. Bring your laptop to make it a “hands-on” experience. Contact ergo@lbl.gov for more information.

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Dec. 9 Bicycle Safety Class Offered

The Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Committee is hosting a FREE bicycle skills class on Dec. 9, in Building 15 Room 253 from 12:30 to 1:30. This class will focus on down hill bicycle riding techniques and managing speed to avoid accidents. More>

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Work Planning and Control Rollout Starts Today

Work Planning and Control replaces the Job Hazards Analysis (JHA) and other formal authorizations (i.e. BUA, AHD) for implementing Integrated Safety Management (ISM) at the Lab. This new process provides a more integrated and efficient method for authorizing the Lab’s diverse range of work activities. Go here to watch an overview video. More>

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