Flu vaccine clinics will be available on select dates at Health Services (B26) or Potter St. (B977). Flu vaccine is limited to only those employees, including any retirees, already working onsite. Registration is required. See the online portal for details, consent forms, and to register.
Beginning Wednesday, May 12, your results will now be available in the Lab’s new Occupational Health Record system at clinic.lbl.gov You will continue to schedule your COVID screening through our vendor, BasisDX. Click here for Covid Testing information, including scheduling if this is your first time utilizing BasisDx services. Please use these instructions to view […]
Know the Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke… Every Second Counts! Signs of Stroke in Men and Women Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, […]
Update: Vaccination Documentation – If you have been vaccinated at one of the Lab clinics, your vaccination information is stored in the Lab’s occupational health record system, and no further action is needed. If you have been fully vaccinated from any other source, such as your health care provider or in a community clinic (one […]
Health Services is introducing a new tool that will make it easier for employees and affiliates to communicate securely with the medical professionals at the Lab. It replaces a mostly paper-based system of occupational health information. An electronic Occupational Health Record system at clinic.lbl.gov is available to all employees and affiliates. The portal provides communications […]
April is Stress Awareness and Alcohol Awareness Month. Stress can be defined as any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain. Stress is your body’s response to anything that requires attention or action. According to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), excessive drinking on a single occasion (known as […]
You can now upload your COVID vaccination card to the Lab’s new occupational health records system. Even if you don’t yet have your vaccine, you can go to clinic.lbl.gov and experience the new system as all employees have access. Other occupational health information will be added over time. Instructions On Uploading
Health Services will be closed for walk-in appointments on: Monday, March 1 Thursday, March 4 Please call extension: 6466 to schedule an appointment.
Let’s focus on our hearts and health. Include healthy habits in your daily routines to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke. Your heart is a muscle, the more exercise, and activity you do, the stronger and healthier it becomes. See the links below for some tips and facts about heart health, cardio fitness […]
Start your year off on a healthy note. Kaiser Permanente provides monthly tips for staying healthy and well. January’s topic is fitness. It’s good to find activities you enjoy and keep you moving whether you are walking, dancing, biking, or playing sports. Click here for Kaiser’s fitness flyer tips and more on fitness and exercise […]
As part of the recent Chemical Reduction Project that identified no longer needed chemicals for disposal, the Lab Waste Management team will be working with a specialized vendor to treat the identified chemicals on site this weekend. After this step, the chemicals will be stored at the Lab’s permitted hazardous waste handling facility, with subsequent […]
As researchers eagerly begin to return to the lab, safety should be a key consideration. One researcher, who had been away from the Lab for three months, spent several hours doing tube handling and pipetting their first day back in a lab. The next day the researcher repeated similar lab work. On the third day, […]
With the coming holidays and decorations that come with them, it’s important to remember our basic electrical safety training (EHS0260) to prevent shocks, fire and to be energy conscious. Here are a few keys for home safety and when decorating for the holidays: Never leave candles or fireplaces unattended Only use NRTL approved electrical devices […]
Since the Lab announced a new Emergency Leave Donation Program in July, over 2,400 leave hours have been donated for colleagues in need of additional leave for absences related to COVID-19 circumstances. With the expiration of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) at the end of December, schools being closed into 2021, and the […]
Health Services will have modified hours during the winter. January 2021 (1/4 – 1/31/2021) – 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Workrite, an external vendor, is offering discounts to Lab employees for personal purchases of office equipment including sit/stand tables, lighting, and other items. These items are not reimbursable by the Lab. Click HERE for the flyer.
At Berkeley Lab, we operate in a complex environment full of expensive equipment, delicate research, and many potential hazards. Some of the most underrated hazards involve utilities such as water, gas, and electricity. Our current shelter in place environment increases the threat of unattended equipment failure. For example, recently, a connection failure between a piece […]
As more of us return to work environments at the Lab, we’re discovering equipment that needs service or repair. These needs, along with ongoing maintenance and construction work, plus potential Public Safety Power Shutdowns, have increased demand on the Lab’s pool of Qualified Electrical Workers (QEW). Why would equipment repair by an outside technician cause […]
Parenting in the New Age: “Good Enough”- From Toddlers to Teens This new way of life requires us to switch hats multiple times throughout the day – changing roles from employee to partner to parent to teacher and IT specialist – day in, day out – and for many of us, all within the confines […]
**Update 10/16/2020** Link to Recording – Access Passcode: Bthh=@1? Link to Presentation Join us for the live wellness webinar presentation (approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour) provided by Alison King, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with Health Net. On October 14th at 1:00 PM Alison discusses stress and stress management. Stress is a fact of life. […]