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Get $50 Award for Entering Roadway Safety Contest; Deadline is April 20

Submit images that embody the “Share the Road” spirit at the Lab, including pedestrians, wheelchairs, bikes, wildlife, motorcycles, shuttles, trucks, GEMs, construction crews, or cars. Qualifying entries get a $50 award, with a $100 award for the winner. All entries will be displayed at the April 27 Safety, Security and Sustainability Fair and the May 17 JGI Safety and Wellness Fair. More>

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Protocol for Dialing 911

When dialing 911 from a Lab phone, callers will not reach the fire department. They will instead be connected to the UC Dispatch Center, which transfers calls related to medical, fire, or hazmat incidents to the Alameda County Regional Emergency Communications Center. Don’t hang up during transfer. Calling 911 from a cell phone will connect you with a local 911 dispatcher. More>

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Submissions Open for Roadway Safety Image Contest

Staff can submit images that embody the “Share the Road” spirit at the Lab, including pedestrians, wheelchairs, bikes, wildlife, motorcycles, shuttles, trucks, GEMs, construction crews, cars, etc. Qualifying entries will be displayed at the Safety, Security and Sustainability Fair on April 27 and the JGI Safety and Wellness Fair on May 17. The winner will receive a $100 award. More>

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New Bike Shuttle Express Stop by Grizzly Gate…A Traffic ‘Heads Up’

The bike shuttle — a quick, convenient, and safe option for bike commuters — makes four runs during morning peak hours and stops only at Building 69, which makes it easy for cyclists to get anywhere at the Lab because it’s all downhill from there. Drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists should exercise caution in this area, particularly near Grizzly Gate and Buildings 69, 75, and 76. More>

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Safety Reminder: Wet Weather Means Watch Your Step

The Lab’s terrain always presents challenges, and is particularly slippery in wet weather. Employees are reminded to walk mindfully, hold onto handrails, and pocket their phones to prevent accidents and injury. This “Slip, Trip, and Fall Prevention” video shows on-site footage of hazards and how to avoid them.

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. Protective Services reminds staff to change the batteries in their home smoke alarms when they change their clocks. Also, smoke alarms should be tested once a month. Any smoke alarm that is more than 10 years old needs to be replaced. More>

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City of Berkeley Hosts March 18 Emergency Preparation Fair

The City of Berkeley is hosting an emergency preparedness fair for its residents. The event includes activities, tips and information, training, demos, a showcase of emergency vehicles, games, and prizes. The event takes place Saturday March 18, at Le Conte School (2241 Russell St.), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More>

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Hero Card Raffle Winner Chanin King Excels at Teamwork

Chanin King, from the Materials Sciences Division’s Center for X-Ray Optics, received a Hero Card for working with his colleague, Warren Holcomb, to properly track and handle unlabeled waste. He was further rewarded when he won this quarter’s raffle. More>

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Help Save a Life With AEDs and ‘Stop the Bleed’ Kits

Defibrillators (AEDs) can restore a regular heart beat when an individual has suffered a cardiac event. AEDs are located in various Lab buildings (map). Included with the AEDs are “Stop the Bleed” kits to help stem blood loss due to injury. Instructions are included with the AEDs and Stop the Bleed kits. Go here for a video on using AEDs. More>

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Emergency Medical Reporting Procedures

Employees should call 911 to report life-threatening emergencies. Be prepared to provide the following information: nature of the event/emergency, physical address, call-back number, approximate age of patient (where applicable, if they are conscious, and if they are breathing. More>

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