The fire started when a lit cigarette was thrown into a coffee can used to collect butts — ironically situated under a “No Smoking” sign — on the balcony of a Lab building. Building occupants quickly extinguished the small blaze, and the Fire Department responded, but the incident serves as a reminder that smoking is permitted in designated areas only.
All radioactive material and radiation producing machines must be authorized by an approved work authorization from the Radiation Protection Group, including procurement, transfer, and use of Polonium-210 (Po-210) static eliminators. More>
There was a small fire in Building 70-264A on Jan. 13. The source of the fire is not known at this time and there were no injuries reported. The building will remain closed at least until the afternoon of Jan. 14. A meeting for building occupants takes place Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium (call in number: 866-740-1260, 4864905#).
Health Services will close at 2 p.m. on Dec. 23, and will not be open on Friday, Jan. 2. Expanded hours (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) will begin on Monday, Jan. 5. In the event of a medical emergency during off hours, staff should call x7911.
The site serves as a one-stop shop for electrical safety needs, and is a good source of information, as many changes to the Lab’s program are on the way. Staff are encouraged to offer feedback on the new site, as well as bookmark it for future reference. More>
With extreme weather conditions forecast for Dec. 11, staff are urged to take all necessary safety precautions. Go here to view warning messages from Protective Services and COO Glenn Kubiak.
Heavy rain and high winds are forecast for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lab may experience flooding, fallen trees and branches, power outages, and delayed traffic. Staff can report issues to the Facilities Division (x6011). Researchers running experiments should be prepared for possible power outages. The Emergency Operations Center will be monitoring the storm.
A recent minor traffic accident at the Lab is a reminder that quickly recognizing the symptoms of a stroke or heart attack may mean the difference between full recovery and no recovery. More>
A mountain lion cub was spotted around noon yesterday running from the top of parking lot D (“the pit”) across the road behind Building 55. This follows two sightings last week on or near Lab property and a deer carcass found over the weekend below Building 90. More>
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>