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2019 ATAP, Engineering, and ALS-U Safety Day: Thursday, March 28

This is the page as it stood through Safety Day, providing basic information and resources. Click here for the page with pictures from Safety Day and a summary of results.

Calendar with a pin in March 28

With safety as our top priority, Safety Day has become a successful 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.

Directors’ All-Hands Message

Sent 21 March 2019 on behalf of Thomas Schenkel, Interim Director, Accelerator Technology & Applied Physics Division, Henrik von der Lippe, Director, Engineering Division, and David Robin, Director, ALS-Upgrade Project

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Dear ATAP, Engineering, and ALS-U colleagues,

This is a reminder that on Thursday, March 28, 2019, ATAP, Engineering, and ALS-U* will be holding our annual Safety Day.

As in previous years, Safety Day will be an all-hands, all-day, all-hazards event whose mission is “Clean Labs, Clean Shops, Clean Offices,” reflecting a primary emphasis on good housekeeping and identification of hazards in common areas, offices, labs, and shops. As in the past, we will provide bins and hoppers to collect materials for disposal and recycling.

Update: Detailed instructions, including a list of disposal / recycling locations, self-assessment (QUEST) team assignments and checklists, and management walkaround assignments and checklists, are now posted at https://atap.lbl.gov/2019safetyday/#resources

Please reserve Thursday, March 28 for this highly beneficial investment in our top priority, safety. If you have any questions, please contact:
• ATAP: Pat Thomas, [email protected], 510-486-6098 or 510-599-5579
• Engineering: Herb Toor, [email protected], 510-486-5918
• ALS-U: David Rodgers, [email protected], 510-486-7675 or 510-289-9328

We look forward to seeing you there.

With best regards,

Thomas Schenkel,
Interim Director, Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division
Henrik von der Lippe, Director, Engineering Division David Robin, Director, ALS-U

*Note: ATAP, Engineering, and ALS-U staff whose only workplace is in Advanced Light Source buildings 6, 7, 15 or 80 will participate in the ALS Safety Day instead.

What Do We Do on Safety Day?

The whole day will be devoted to safety-related activities. A morning of workplace cleanups will be followed by a wildfire safety seminar, workplace self-assessments, and management walkthroughs.

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.

Please block out March 28 on your calendar for ATAP, Engineering, and ALS-U Safety Day and plan on being part of this highly beneficial communal investment in safety. We look forward to seeing you there.

RESOURCES

Safety Day Disposal Locations (where to put various items from your cleanup), updated 19 March 2019

Workplace Self-Assessment (QUEST) Team Assignments, revised Tuesday, 26 March

Management Walkaround Assignments, Tuesday, 26 March

Management Checklist, Wednesday, 27 March

Checklist for Labs, revised 11 March 2019

Checklist for Offices, revised 11 March 2019

Checklist for Shops, revised 11 March 2019

PRESENTATIONS FROM WILDFIRE-SAFETY BROWN BAGGER

Noontime talks by people with personal and/or professional knowledge of these matters helped us learn to prepare before, survive during, and recover after… We’d like to thank the presenters for their time and insight, and for making these materials available in this forum.

“Wildland Fire: Risk, Mitigation, and Preparedness,” Todd LaBerge, LBNL Fire Marshall, is available in the form of a video of a 2018 series of presentations to the LBNL community.

2017 Northern California Firestorm,” Mike Johnson. Living with fire risks at (or, in some cases, well on the city side of) the Bay Area’s urban-wildlands interface.

Woolsey Fire: A Reflection,” Phillip Weiss. How the Pepperdine campus prepared for and dealt with the 2018 wildfire in Malibu.

PICTURES

Montage of 2018 Safety Day scenes

Above: Scenes from Safety Day 2018 (l-r): Asmita Patel delivers one of the kickoff presentations; Csaba Toth gives unneeded paper a new lease on life via the recycling bin; Wes Tabler ensures property accountability and proper disposal of electronic waste.Below: A few of the many activities from Safety Day 2017.

Montage of pictures from 2017 Safety Day