Today at Berkeley Lab

Adam Bradford Earns Safety Recognition Award for New Safety Barrier

When Building Manager Adam Bradford noticed a distracted worker coming too close to the edge of the loading dock between Buildings 70 and 70A one day he identified this safety issue to Facilities and EH&S staff. Bradford received a Safety recognition award for his efforts. More>

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Staff Voting for ‘All Eyes on Safety’ Contest Begins; Deadline is May 15

Employees have submitted graphics that are both entertaining and educational, providing important reminders about safety. Go here to view the entries, then select your favorite using the ballot at the bottom of the page. Only one vote per staff person. The winner — who will receive $100 — will be announced in TABL after May 15.

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Daytime Sleepiness Can Affect Work Safety; Treatments Are Available

Daytime sleepiness is a problem often related to a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea, an under-diagnosed sleep disorder. Daytime sleepiness impacts work performance in key areas such as reaction time, judgment and information processing, leading to an increased risk of work related accidents. More>

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Drivers Should Watch Out for Newborn Fawns

Spring is birthing season for a variety of local wildlife, including deer. While these little ones are adorable, their precarious circumstance is an important reminder for those driving around the Lab to be aware and use caution. Also, do not attempt to get close to or feed deer or other wild animals.

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Road Closure and Shuttle Rerouting on Monday, April 27

The Environmental Restoration Program is planning to conduct drilling operations at several monitoring wells within lab roadways on Monday, April 27. From 9:30 to approximately 11:30 a.m., work will be conducted in the outgoing lane in front of the Grizzly Gate guard station. During this time, the lab shuttle will not be servicing stop 69 in front of Building 75B. More>

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Supervisor Involvement in Work Planning & Control (WPC)

Supervisors play a key role in work planning and control. For high-risk activities, supervisors need to review their worker’s activities and approve their participation. For all other activities, supervisors can use Activity Manager to quickly determine their workers authorization and training status. This video show both review processes.

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$100 Award for Winner of ‘All Eyes on Safety’ Contest

Employees are encouraged to submit photos, videos, illustrations, or other visual content that demonstrate how they implement safety at work or home. The deadline for submissions is April 24. After that, staff will be invited to vote on their favorite submission. The top vote getter will receive a $100 award. More>

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Cyclists Should Assess Safety During Chu Road Narrowing

While it is true that bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, bicycles are at a disadvantage in this situation. Bicyclists should assess the hazards and determine the safest option for themselves when navigating this stretch of road. More>

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Chu Road Narrowed; Cyclists Should Walk Bike in This Area or Use Shuttle

Due to CRT construction, Chu Road will be narrowed from March 23 through early April. To increase safety, cyclists are asked to either walk their bikes up the pedestrian walkway in this area, or load bikes onto a shuttle bus.

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Changes to First Aid & CPR Training

Starting in April, EHS Training is changing the enrollment process for First Aid and CPR training. This change is designed to provide better service to those who are required to take this training, while providing options to those who take the training as an elective. More>

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