Today at Berkeley Lab

2017 Site Environmental Report Now Available

The 2017 Site Environmental Report provides an overview of the Lab’s environmental setting and documents its performance in minimizing environmental impacts, progress toward cleaning up groundwater contamination, compliance with applicable DOE, federal, state, and local environmental requirements, and environmental monitoring results. Contact Patrick Thorson (x5852) for more information.

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Health Services Offers Free Flu Shots on Friday Afternoons

Health Services will hold flu shot clinics on Fridays through mid-October, from 1 to 3 p.m., in Building 26. All vaccines are preservative-free, and there is no charge to employees. No appointments are needed. Go here for information about this year’s vaccine, or contact Health Services (x6266).

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Getting Enough Sleep? Here Are Some Resources to Help Get Much Needed Rest

Sleep is important to our overall physical health and well-being. The National Institutes of Health offers a guide on healthy sleep. Kaiser provides resources and information on insomnia. Learn more about sleep disorders from the Sutter Medical Group. Cognitive behavioral therapy may offer relief for sleeplessness. If you think you might have a sleep disorder talk with your doctor or clinician.

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Building 67 Update

Portions of Building 67 (Molecular Foundry) were reopened in stages on Thursday. Aug. 9, as Foundry and Lab EHS teams performed walkthrough inspections to identify potential remaining hazards. Water damage was found to be minimal. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, Building 67 had resumed normal operations except for restrictions in specific labs and offices. More>

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Thanks for Participating in Yesterday’s Personnel Accountability Drill

Thursday’s personnel accountability drill resulted in the best-ever response rate for the Lab, according to Lab Emergency Manager Tonya Petty. Following text, email, and phone prompts from the LabAlert system, more than 96 percent of the Lab population indicated their work statuses and whether they were on the Lab site or offsite. More>

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East Bay Regional Park District Fire Restrictions

The California wildfires are increasing focus on fire potential – even in urban areas. The East Bay Regional Park District has issued a fire warning. At the Lab, smoke only in designated areas, and make sure all smoking material is fully extinguished. If you are doing any hot work, be sure to get the proper permits.

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Status Update on Building 67

Building 67 remained closed this morning as clean up and re-establishment of building systems continued. Portions of the building may open during the day today. Personnel working in the building should contact their managers for instructions. All other buildings in the area have resumed normal operations. All gates, roads, and shuttle buses have resumed normal operations. See previous announcements here.

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Aug. 8 Evacuation of Bldg. 67 Complex

August 10 Update Portions of Building 67 (Molecular Foundry) were reopened in stages on Thursday as Foundry and Lab EHS … More»

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Aug. 14 Presentation on Wildland Fire Safety

Deputy Director for Operations Michael Brandt will facilitate a discussion with Lab Fire Marshall Todd LaBerge, Senior Fire Protection Engineer Nick Bartlett, and Tonya Petty of Emergency Services on wildland fire risks. The presentation –  from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium – will include updates on measures that are being taken to make the Lab safer and more responsive to a wildland fire event. Poster>

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Take Steps to Relieve Stress for a Healthier Life

Stress can be a part of our everyday lives, but too much can not only affect how you feel but have long-term health effects. Get tips on how to relieve stress from Sutter Health and the American Psychological Association. For additional help, contact the Employee Assistance Program or contact your behavioral health plan.

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