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Wednesday, December 10, 2003


10 a.m.
EHS 535
Hot Work Permit Training
Bldg. 51-201

4 p.m.
College of Chemistry
Photoresist Removal in IC Manufacture Using Sub-Critical and Super-Critical Fluids
Dennis Hess, Georgia Tech
120 Latimer Hall


9 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection-Fundamentals
Bldg. 51-201

An Australian Perspective on Distributed Energy Resources
Hugh Outhred, U. of New South Wales
Bldg. 90-3075

2 p.m.
EHS 123
Adult Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation
Bldg. 48-109

4 p.m.
Physics Division
MiniBooNE Status: The First Year of Operation
R. Van de Water, LANL
Bldg. 70-191

Market Carvery: Honey Dijon Pork Loin with Two Sides
Fresh Grille: Grilled Sausage Sandwich with Peppers & Onions
Menutainment: Garlic Roasted Chicken, Steamed Rice & Vegetable
Honey Dijon Pork Loin with Two Sides or Garlic Roasted Chicken with Steamed Rice & Vegetable
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5 - 7 p.m.
Full Menu

Happy Birthday to Our D.C. Office

The National Center for Electron Microscopy and the Advanced Light Source aren’t the only groups celebrating anniversaries this month. The Lab’s Washington D.C. Projects Office has also reached a significant milestone: its 10th birthday. The 15-person office is hosting a reception tomorrow to mark the event, which will include a display of commemorative posters and a talk by Deputy Director Sally Benson (via video conference). Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy are among the invited guests. The D.C. office works closely with Washington-based research sponsors to help Lab researchers design and conduct projects that best meet the sponsor’s needs.

Accident Review: Lift
Within ‘Safety Zone’

Deputy Director for Operations Sally Benson and her staff recently reviewed an accident resulting from a very high reaching motion. Of concern was that several employees were aware of an equipment problem but did not report the difficulty. The problem also had not been recognized on regular shop safety walk-throughs. Lessons learned include:

  • Report equipment problems that lead to unsafe conditions, such as malfunctions that cause unusual exertion or over-reaching.
  • Try to keep lifting within the “safety zone”: between knees and shoulder levels.
  • When you need to reach outside the “safety zone”, consider using a ladder for high reaches or stooping for low reaches. Commonly used tools and supplies should be kept within easy reach.

WS Version Deal
For Linux Users

Employees have until 5 p.m. today to request a copy of Linux desktop software at a drastically reduced price. Those interested should contact their division’s Computing and Communications Services and Advisory Committee representative before this deadline.

New Horizons for
Lab Researcher

An in-depth Q&A with Ron Gronsky — who, in the past, has held a number of leadership positions at Lab — is featured in this week’s edition of the Berkeleyan (the campus’s faculty and staff newspaper). In it, he discusses his new role as chair the UC Berkeley’s Academic Senate, ponders the dwindling state budget, and outlines prospects for the future. Full story.

Holiday Shutdown
Plans Due on Friday

Researchers who need special monitoring of experiments over the holiday break must submit a Special Needs memo by Friday. In addition, those who need to give Facilities special contact instructions in the event of a utility interruption must complete a Utility Interruption Notification. These forms and other information are available on the Facilities website. Utility services to about 70 Berkeley Lab buildings will be curtailed, Tuesday Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. through Jan. 1. Contact Desiree Elvira or John Hutchings for additional information.

Thanks to Employees
Who Gave to SHARES

Berkeley Lab wishes to thank the 47 employees who donated $21,996 during the 2003 SHARES charitable giving campaign. This was the first year that the campaign was run utilizing an electronic donation form, and suggestions on use of the form will be incorporated into next year's campaign. Comments and questions can be sent to [email protected]


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