Recent changes at some locations at the main Berkeley Lab site are helping make it safer for our bicycling employees. The Lab has its first official bike lane! In addition, “sharrows” (a bicycle with arrows pointing forward) have been painted on many downhill lanes across the site to alert motorists of locations where bicycles may share the roadway. These are great milestones that improve road safety and show a commitment to encouraging alternative means of commuting to work. In this case, human power!
Did you know that over 2000 students, teachers and other members of the public visit the Lab each year? Workforce Development & Education hosts many of these guests on site to share the Lab’s work, as well as to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
In response to recent electrical work accidents at Berkeley Lab, a lot of energy has gone into developing a new Electrical Safety Program that affects primarily the work performed by trained qualified electrical workers. But what about the rest of us who do not work closely with specialized electrical equipment - what can we do to keep electrical accidents and fires resulting from ordinary but faulty electrical equipment from happening?