The Lab’s Protective Services group would like to remind employees to remember some important safety tips as they gather with their family and friends over the Thanksgiving holiday. For example, stay in the kitchen while cooking on the stovetop to keep an eye on food. Do not leave the house when cooking a turkey and check on it frequently. Also, keep children at least three feet away from hot stoves. Go here for more tips.
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Employees from the Facilities and Environment, Health and Safety Divisions teamed up to develop a simple but effective way to limit back injury from toting 54-pound boxes of printer paper…cut the size in half. The new method will increase safety for those at the Lab who have to handle these bulky loads. More>
Tomorrow the Great California ShakeOut takes place across the state, and Berkeley Lab will be participating with a Drop, Cover, Hold On exercise and evacuation drill at 10:17 a.m. It’s important that everyone in our community knows what to do in the event of an earthquake. Protective Services will provide instructions via the public address system and the drill should last no more than 20-30 minutes. Learn how to duck and cover in a laboratory setting here. Find out more on proper evacuation protocol and the role of your Building Emergency Team here. Vehicular traffic will not be halted so use caution when exiting buildings. Contact Jan McClellan (x7570) with questions.
Employees planning to ship any items other than printed materials should be aware of the Lab’s Hazardous Materials Shipping policy. Go here to view all requirements related to shipping hazardous materials. Only appropriately trained staff are authorized to package hazardous materials and offer them for shipment from the Lab. Visit the Shipping website to learn more about policies and procedures (link in upper right corner). Staff who are uncertain about the process or have any questions related to this process can contact Shipping at x5084 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, Oct. 17, the Great California ShakeOut will take place across the state, and Berkeley Lab will be participating with a Drop, Cover, Hold On and Evacuation drill at 10:17 a.m. It’s important that everyone in our community knows what to do in the event of an earthquake. Protective Services will provide instructions via the public address system and the drill should last no more than 20-30 minutes. Afterwards, participants will be asked to evaluate the exercise using an online survey. Feedback will help the Lab prepare better for future exercises and emergencies. Reminders will be provided in the weeks leading up to the drill. Contact Jan McClellan (x7570) with questions. Go here for information on people with disabilities.
September is National Preparedness Month, which serves as a good reminder to review or create your family’s response plan to a disaster or emergency. Check out these online resources for information on getting kids involved, what persons with disabilities and pets should do, Drop, Cover, and Hold On drills, and family preparedness.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:17 a.m., the Protective Services staff will conduct the annual Drop, Cover, Hold On and Evacuation Drill. It’s important that all in the Lab community knows what to do in the event of an earthquake, so take this opportunity to participate in the drill. More information will be provided in the weeks leading up to the drill. Contact Jan McClellan (x7570) with questions.
When it comes to disasters, there are simple things you can do to make yourself safer. Protective Services is observing National Preparedness Month by offering links to resources that can help employees consider and prepare for the next unexpected emergency or disaster. See how you can be better prepared before, during, and after an earthquake by following these tips.
The Red Wing Work Shoe vendor will be onsite on Oct. 17 from 7 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Bevatron parking lot. Those working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, may be authorized to purchase safety shoes. Employees whose jobs require them to stand or walk for long periods of time may be authorized to purchase fatigue-reducing shoe insoles up to the authorized annual limit of $35. The purchase of safety shoes and insoles require a signed Shoe Issuance Form be presented before selecting any shoes. More>
Employees can call Protective Services for assistance at the Lab 24/7, but so can family members and friends in case of an emergency or if a staff member needs to be located. Dialing 510-486-4050 will put callers in direct contact with the on-duty security team, who can check on an employee’s welfare, deliver an urgent message, or assist with any other family concerns. Staff should ensure their family members know how to contact the Lab as part of their family emergency plan.