Today at Berkeley Lab

Gil Torres Awarded Safety Hero Prize

Gil Torres — Materials Sciences’ building manager — is one of the latest recipients of Berkeley Lab’s quarterly Safety Hero $50 raffle prize in recognition for his efforts to lessen a trip hazard on a ramp near the entrance to Building 66. The ramp was recently upgraded to facilitate easier navigation for wheelchairs and wheeled deliveries, but Torres noticed that the sharp angle on the side of the ramp created a trip hazard. He had the front and side sections of the ramp painted “hazard yellow” to alert people of the ramp’s angle. The Safety Hero Prize draws from Berkeley Lab’s Hero Card program, which acknowledges the small but meaningful contributions made by Lab employees to incorporate safety into their day-to-day work.