Today at Berkeley Lab

Tips for Staying Healthy on International Trips

To ensure you stay healthy during your next trip abroad, make sure your vaccines are up to date, consider getting a medical consultation at least 4-6 weeks before traveling, pack a travel health kit, and learn about any health risks associated with your destination. The CDC has additional recommendations and tips.

Safety Tips for Navigating in Less Daylight

More of the afternoon commute will be in the dusk and dark as we approach the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere on Dec. 21. According to safety experts, this makes it harder for drivers to see due to compromised depth perception, color recognition, and peripheral vision. It is also harder to see our wildlife that may be foraging in the late afternoon. Go here for safety and security tips.

Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

Want to take a more healthful approach to eating during the holiday season? The Lab’s Health Services recommends resources from Sutter Health that offer tips on avoiding heartburn, preventing weight gain, and fending off overeating.

New Weight Watchers Session Starts Nov. 15

A new series of Weight Watchers sessions will start Thursday, Nov. 15. Sessions will be held every Thursday at 11:15 a.m. The class is limited to 40 people. To sign up or get more information, contact Health Services (x6266).

Limited Amount of Flu Vaccine Still Available

Health Services has procured a small amount of additional flu vaccine. Employees can drop by Building 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to have the vaccine administered.

Resources to Help Make Healthy Eating Choices

Are you interested in learning more about nutrition and healthy eating? The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics provides information on making healthy food choices, while the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion offers tips on building healthy eating patterns.

Drop-In Flu Shot Clinics Canceled

Health Services has run out of its flu vaccine surplus and will no longer offer drop-in flu shot clinics. All remaining drop-in flu shot clinics, including the one scheduled for today in Building 26, have been canceled.

Lab Submits Variance to Move From Fed/OSHA to Cal/OSHA

The Lab will submit an application to the Department of Energy to use the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) safety standards rather than Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Fed/OSHA). The Lab’s current safety program also follows the Code of Federal Regulations 851, which is unique to the Department of Energy labs. More>

MSD’s Rosemary Williams Awarded Safety Hero Prize

Rosemary Williams — an administrative assistant in the Materials Sciences Division — is a recent recipient of Berkeley Lab’s quarterly “Safety Hero” $50 raffle prize for helping to prevent injuries in her office area. More>

Drop-In Flu Shots Available

While the flu clinics sponsored by Health Services are done, a limited supply of flu vaccine is still available. Employees who have not yet received a flu shot can stop by Building 26 on a drop-in basis between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.