While the Lab is in safe and stable mode, orders for chemicals must be postponed unless essential to ongoing operations. Services such as shipping, receiving, and deliveries to buildings are limited, and delivered chemicals may remain unattended in the absence of staff to receive them. Please follow this Lab guidance on purchasing, ordering, and storing […]
Berkeley Lab recently completed a comprehensive chemical inventory, which provided valuable insights into line processes, best practices, and the general utility of the Lab’s Chemical Management System (CMS). It also became apparent there is a cost of not correctly managing chemicals throughout their lifecycle. A Chemical Lifecycle Management working group is reviewing the Lab’s chemical […]
February 29th is Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) Awareness Day because it is the only ‘nonrepetitive’ day of the year. Repetitive Stress Injuries are soft-tissue injuries that happen over time and can limit normal daily activities and cause persistent pain. RSI can affect the muscles, nerves and tendons of the neck, upper and lower back, shoulders, […]
February is American Heart Month. Learn about “Keeping Your Heart Healthy.” Take a Wellness Webinar provided by Health Net on February 19th from 12- 12:45 pm (PST). You do not have to be a Health Net Member to join, the webinar is offered to all LBNL employees. Registration is required you can register here. Wellness […]
Seminar Replay – Coronavirus: Myth vs. Science Watch the replay of Lab Medical Director Timur Durrani’s recent brown bag session on coronaviruses and what you can do to keep yourself, your family, and your colleagues healthy. Hear what to do when you are traveling, when you should stay home, and what the Lab is doing […]
Information on the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) can be found here.
Stay Well Tips: New Coronavirus Spreading From Asia The coronavirus that started in Asia has reached the United States and can spread rapidly since it is now known that the virus can spread from person to person. The virus started in Wuhan, China and has now appeared in several other countries. Passengers on flights coming […]
A new version of RSI Guard is now available for free download from software.lbl.gov. Go here for more information.
First aid kits, also known as Rescue One First Aid Kits, will no longer be furnished by Health Services. Instead, basic first aid kits will be available for purchase through the Lab’s eBuy system. The existing Disaster Trauma Kits are out of date, with most of the content expired. They should not be kept but […]
A graduate student at Jefferson National Lab inspected the end of a laser fiber without realizing that the Class 4 laser (30 W) connected to the fiber was energized. Because the student was wearing goggles, there was no injury. However, the goggles showed visible damage, and without their protection, the student would have suffered a […]
An internal, low-voltage power cable to a DVD drive in a custom-built desktop computer caught fire recently. The fire was limited to the computer, and the fire self-extinguished once the power cord was unplugged. The desktop PC parts, including the DVD drive, were listed or UL-recognized components. Fortunately, the employee was in the office, noticed […]
Health Services is offering a Wellness program called “Know Your Numbers”. With a simple finger stick, you will receive information on your cholesterol and blood sugar. Blood pressure, height/weight and BMI will also be measured to give you a personal health snapshot. For best results, fasting is recommended, and the total process takes about 15 […]
Take steps to lead a healthy lifestyle and improve your overall health or encourage men that you know. Even small changes can make a big difference. Here are some tips for staying healthy: Get active – Join in on UC walks June, 14th at 11:30 AM at the Café. Eat a healthy diet and maintain […]
Lab employee Mike Johnson put his Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) training to good use earlier this month when he assisted a fellow employee who was choking on a vitamin. “A co-worker, who had just taken several multivitamins, starting choking in front of me’” said Mike. “My co-worker tried to sip water but that didn’t […]
UC Walks is an annual Systemwide WellBeing Initiative program that is coordinated by the wellness programs at each campus and health system. UC Walks promotes wellness and an active lifestyle by encouraging faculty, staff, and retirees to take time out of their day to walk. The event also builds community and campus spirit throughout the […]
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, […]
If your training expires, you risk losing authorizations to perform work and access to controlled areas.