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.
The BLAZES program brings fifth graders to the Lab to learn about science. Safety is at the forefront of these visits. Brightly colored markers at the entrances of Building 7 alert drivers that children are present. When you see these markers, drivers should slow down in that area. More>
Scheduled for 10:15 a.m., the exercise includes and “Drop, Cover & Hold On” and evacuation drill. The drill will last about 20 to 30 minutes. Participants who read, print out this document, write their name on it and hand it to the lead at your Emergency Assembly Area will be entered into a drawing for an earthquake awareness prize. More>
As a friendly reminder employees should obey the rules of the road on and off-site. Here is a link to a great resource that provides you with tips on what you can do as a driver and a pedestrian.
UC Berkeley students come back to campus this week. With an influx of people and new students, be sure to pay attention when driving or riding your bike around town, especially this week. More>
The lane markings will enhance the safe sharing of roads between motorists and cyclists. These “sharrow” markings and associated signs will be added to downhill lanes. Impacted roads will have traffic controls this weekend. A second phase to this project will occur in October. More>
How does starting a departmental conversation on ergonomics turn into a $50 prize? In Jack Krous’s case, the IT professional received a Hero Card because of his proactive problem solving approach related to ergonomics. With the next drawing coming up, it’s a great time to award your favorite safety hero with a Hero Card. More>
Employee safety is paramount. Whether you arrive at the Lab by car, bike, shuttle, or on foot, it is important to obey all traffic laws, including road signs, crosswalks, and speed limits. And remember, all bike riders must wear a helmet while on Lab property. Find more traffic safety tips on the Road Safety website.