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2018 Safety Day: Tuesday, August 21

Montage of 2018 Safety Day scenes
Scenes from Safety Day 2018 (l-r): Asmita Patel make one of the kickoff presentations; Csaba Toth gives unneeded paper a new lease on life in the recycling bin; Wes Tabler ensures property accountability and proper disposal of electronic waste.

A Look Back at Safety Day 2018

On August 21, ATAP and the Engineering Division once again held their annual Safety Day, this time joined by Physics Division. A morning of cleanup under a theme that says it all — “Clean Labs, Clean Shops, Clean Offices — was followed by an afternoon of Quality Assurance and ES&H Team (QUEST) assesments and management walkthroughs. Some 145 action items that will be tracked through to completion were found in ATAP and Engineering spaces; common themes include emergency-preparedness signage and improved seismic bracing. Thanks to everyone for participating in this all-day, all-hands, all-hazards event… and in particular for using appropriate personal protective equipment and staying within our skill sets and physical limits, extending our perfect record for the safety of Safety Day.

Montage of pictures from 2017 Safety Day
A few of the many activities from Safety Day 2017

Below is the original Safety Day announcement and resources page

Agenda, with link to poster whence it comes
Click for full poster from which this detail comes
With safety as a top priority in the Physical Sciences Area, Safety Day is becoming an annual tradition. This all-hands, all-hazards, all-day event has a mission of “Clean Labs, Clean Shops, Clean Offices,” reflecting a primary emphasis on good housekeeping and identification of hazards in common areas, offices, labs, and shops.

Things that we can take care of immediately (and safely, staying within our skill sets and physical abilities) we will fix on the spot. Problems that are not feasible to fix immediately, and larger-scale suggestions that call for time and money and planning, will be officially noted and scheduled for later action. You can also dedicate part of the day to reviewing your WPC Activities or getting caught up on training.

We’ll be back in touch with further details and will post resources below. Meanwhile, please block out August 21 on your calendar and plan on being part of the communal investment in safe and efficient work environments.

QUEST Assignments

Workplace Self Assessment (QUEST) Team Assignments
Revised 3:36 pm Friday, 17 August.

QUEST Checklists

For All

   Checklist for Offices: .pdf

   Checklist for Labs: .docx, .pdf

   Checklist for Shops: .docx , .pdf

For Managers

   Management Walkaround Assignments: .pdf Revised 1013 Tuesday, 21 August.

   Checklist for Management Walkarounds: .docx , .pdf

Cleanup Guide

For Safety Day and every day, here’s a guide to what to do with various categories of things you don’t want anymore, courtesy of Sustainable Berkeley Lab. This supersedes the Cleanup Guide we published for past Safety Days.

Here is a list of additional disposal bin locations in our areas for Safety Day.
Revised 3:36 pm Friday, 17 August.