On Thursday, July 18th, 2019, at 8:00 a.m., all Lab employees, affiliates, and contractors will receive a text message and email, followed by a phone call, from our emergency LabAlert system. The messages will request a reply from each individual asking them to respond with their status and whereabouts. You only need to respond once, but it is critical that you do so.
Personnel accountability drills are a very important way the lab can prepare for potential emergencies. In a real emergency, responses to LabAlert messages can:
- Expedite search and rescue efforts.
- Reduce the risk to first responders by minimizing unnecessary rescue efforts.
- Begin communications with people on travel in areas experiencing emergencies.
- Reach mission-critical personnel.
This drill, coordinated by the lab’s Emergency Management Department, is part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Continuity of Operations efforts.
The best way to receive LabAlert messages is by cell phone. During an emergency, the system can be used to provide life safety information and provide return-to-work instructions. If you have not registered your cell phone, please do so Here.