The Physical Sciences Area will hold Safety Week September 27 – October 1, 2021. The ATAP, Engineering, and Physics Divisions and the ALS-U Project will be participating in this event — a popular tradition that brings the benefits of cleanliness, organization and up-to-date training to our labs, shops, and offices.
The themes for Safety Week 2021 will be:
• Chemical Inventory
• Examine water connectors for lab apparatus and other technical equipment
• WPC training
A variety of productive, educational, and fun activities are being planned throughout the week, including clean-ups, self-assessments of workplace safety, and management walkthroughs, as shown in the downloadable flyer.
Monday, September 27th, 10:00-11:00 AM
Get Safety Week started with the Physical Sciences senior leadership team
Tuesday, September 28th, 11:00 AM to noon
In support of the Lab’s strategic priority of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accountability, we’ll have a discussion featuring Moving from Bystander to Upstander with Aditi Chakravarty, Janie Pinterits, and Kelly Perce.
Wednesday, September 29th, 11:00 AM to noon
Special seminar for Chemical and Satellite Accumulation Area (SAA) Owners
Presented by EHS subject-matter experts.
A Zoom link will be provided to Chemical and SAA Owners
Wednesday, September 29th, 12 noon to 1:00 PM
Security & Emergency Preparedness
Featuring Berkeley Lab Protective Force Manager Blair Edwards and Emergency Manager James Nunez.
Thursday, September 30th, 12 noon to 1 PM
Panel discussion with subject-matter experts.
Friday, October 1st, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Safety Week NOT-Jeopardy Game
What is a fun close-out event hosted by Asmita Patel and Pat Thomas? Test your safety and trivia knowledge!
What Happens During Safety Week?
Similarly to the traditional Safety Day, the expected level of effort is a total of one work day. We are spreading it over a week to provide all of you the flexibility to complete the activities. We expect that within the one-day total envelope, people will work longer on safety issues that pertain especially to them.
These scenes from our last pre-pandemic Safety Day give an idea of what we do and how much good is accomplished with this investment of about 0.5% of the work year in the benefits of a safe and well organized workplace.
As always, we will emphasize good housekeeping and identification of hazards in common areas, offices, labs, and shops. Water connections on technical equipment; chemical hygiene; training; and review and updating of procedures are areas of special emphasis this year.
Detailed instructions and resources, including a list of disposal / recycling locations, self-assessment (QUEST) team assignments and checklists, and management walkaround assignments and checklists, are being added to this site, so check back often for the latest resources.