Today at Berkeley Lab

New School Year Starts this Week; Watch for Students and Traffic

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>

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Aug. 22-23 Installation of Bicycle Shared-Lane Markings

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>

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Krous Raises Ergo Awareness, Wins Safety Raffle; Next Drawing is Soon

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>

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Motorists, Cyclists and Pedestrians Collaborate for Safe Roads

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.

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Mountain Lion Sightings Recently Reported

The first was on July 18 near the Strawberry Canyon pool on Centennial. The second was on July 24 near the ALS. To avoid interaction with a mountain lion, avoid isolated areas at dawn, dusk or night. Call x6999 if you see a mountain lion, or 911 if there is a safety threat. Call Blackberry Gate (x4050) for on-site, after-hours escort. More>

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Protection Against Dehydration and Heat Exhaustion

It‘s summer, and hotter temperatures mean you’re at risk for dehydration and heat exhaustion, especially if you are doing strenuous outdoor activity and or wearing heavy protective clothing. Go here for information on prevention tips and available support.

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Here We Goat Again

The Daily Cal provides a photo profile of the Lab’s annual goat visit. The animals are part of the Lab’s wildfire prevention program. This video was taken by David Stein of Operations as he was heading up the hill last Thursday morning.

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JGI Promoting Safety and Wellness at Work and at Home

Marking its nineth year, the annual JGI Safety and Wellness Fair took place on June 3, drawing attendees to over a dozen booths promoted various aspects of health and safety, both at work and at home. The event was organized by the JGI Safety & Wellness (SWELL) Team. More>

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Earth Science’s John Christensen Wins Safety Photo Contest

Employees selected their favorite image in the recent “All Eyes on Safety” contest and Christensen received the most votes. He wins a $100 cash prize for the photo he took walking near Building 90 late last year. More>

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How to Properly Dispose of Batteries

The Lab provides green battery buckets for disposing certain types of batteries, such as D-cell, AAA-cell, lead acid and lithium ion to name a few. As a reminder, these battery buckets are for batteries only, so please do not use these for disposing other types of waste. More>

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