Beginning earlier this year, chemical owners at LBNL began transitioning to RFID technology to maintain their chemical inventories in the Chemical Management System (CMS). The process includes a wall-to-wall chemical inventory reconciliation to ensure all containers are accounted for accurately in CMS and have been RFID tagged. While this process requires some effort up front, […]
UC Moves Event Update: with COVID-19 cases on the rise across Alameda County, and in an abundance of caution, the UC Moves Event will be held virtually this year. We look forward to your participation and pictures/posts on the Kudoboard for the event! UC Moves @LBNL Flyer Lace up those shoes, stretch out those legs, […]
What equipment would you need if your job for the day included working on top of one of the Lab’s buildings? What would you need if you were working with hydrofluoric acid? Berkeley Lab requires that appropriate equipment be used to protect employees from hazards in the workplace. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) varies depending on […]
Some of the pleasures of working at the Lab are its open spaces and walkability. Now that many more people are returning to Lab sites to work, it’s time to re-familiarize ourselves with pedestrian safety. We posed some questions to Traffic and Pedestrian Safety Subject Matter Expert Jonathan Cabrera who shared ways to stay safe […]
If you’ve already entered your booster information at clinic.lbl, you do not need to read any further. For everyone else, today is the deadline to upload your COVID booster card if you are medically eligible for a booster. If you are not currently medically eligible, you must receive a COVID booster within 30 days of […]
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. Additional dates in November have been added (November 9, 11, […]
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, […]
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 […]
August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Annual flu vaccines are highly recommended for everyone. Get your flu vaccine this year. As communicated by strategic communications, UC staff, students and all onsite employees have been directed to get a flu vaccine by November 1, 2020. Health Services will be providing flu shots beginning in mid-September for […]
Information on the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) can be found here.
A new version of RSI Guard is now available for free download from software.lbl.gov. Go here for more information.
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 […]
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 […]