Today at Berkeley Lab

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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ATAP Division Safety Culture Encourages Openness, Feedback, Perseverance

In the latest installment to the Safety Culture website’s “Perspectives” series, ATAP Division Director Wim Leemans discusses the benefits of a safety culture that rewards openness, feedback, and perseverance. More>

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Great ShakeOut Drill Takes Place Tomorrow

The drill will be initiated at 10:16 a.m. via a LabAlert message, a public address message, and a radio announcement. Remember to “Drop, Cover and Hold On” for 30 seconds, then evacuate to an Emergency Assembly Area. Remain there until the “all clear” is given. If a fire alarm sounds, consider it an actual event and follow BET directions. For questions, contact your BET Lead of Protective Services (x6160).

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Safety First: Do Not Cross Barricades

Barricades are often used to keep people out of an unsafe area. Do not cross over, under, or through a barricade even if it seems safe. Some barricades use “Danger” or “Caution” tape as a warning. Pylons or cones are also used. Barricades are often temporary and locations can change so keep alert. If unsure, play it safe and stay out. Contact your building manager or supervisor before accessing any cordoned-off area. More>

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Berkeley Lab Ebola Outbreak Response

Employees planning trips to Africa are asked to meet with Health Services staff to obtain travel kits, any needed vaccines and medications, as well as emergency contact information they may need during their travels. Upon returning, workers will be interviewed and assessed according to CDC guidelines.

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Berkeley and Albany Host Emergency Exercise on Oct. 18

The exercise will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 and feature activities to enhance emergency preparedness in the home, neighborhood, or businesses. The recent Napa earthquake and upcoming 25th anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake is a good reminder to take action. Go here for details on Berkeley’s exercise, and here for Albany’s.

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