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Monday, June 23, 2003


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9:10 a.m.
EHS 10: Introduction to ES&H

50 Auditorium

9:30 a.m
EHS 604: Hazardous Waste Generator

11 a.m.
EHS 622: Radioactive and Mixed Waste Generator

1:30 p.m.
EHS 735/738/739: Biosafety/Bloodborne Pathogen

3 p.m.
EHS 730: Medical/Biohazard Waste

4 p.m.
Physics Research Progress Meeting
Probing the Universe for Gravitational Waves: First Upper Limits from LIGO
Barry Barish, Caltech

Carvery: Tarragon Chicken
Fresh Grille: Beef Tacos

Origins: Enchiladas
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Lab, Winery Will
Develop Energy Tool

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Berkeley Lab researchers Ernst Worrell and Christina Galitsky will receive support from the Food Industry Energy Research Program of the California Energy Commission to develop a process-based benchmarking tool for self-assessment of energy efficiency and water-efficiency opportunities in wineries. They will work with Fetzer Vineyards of Hopland to develop the tool, which should help reduce the industry’s consumption of over 400 Gigawatt-hours of electricity annually, second largest in the state’s food industry. Worrell and Galitsky are in the Environmental Energy Technologies Division.
 World of Science
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Health Council Member
Attacks Anti-Science
By Thomas R. DeGregori

Those who promote an anti-modern agenda have a number of glib retorts that often carry the crowd in a debate — even when they don't have the facts on their side. Some of these retorts are repeated so often that they seem to be part of a Luddite catechism for the believers. Many of these pithy pronouncements concern the alleged earlier sins of scientists and engineers or their creations. (DeGregori, a member of the American Council on Science and Health Board of Directors, takes on anti-science activists in a commentary here.)

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UPTE Cards Reviewed;
‘99’ Jobs Still Uncertain

As noted in the June 9 edition of Today at Berkeley Lab, the University Professional and Technical Employees union (UPTE) has asked the Public Employment Relations Board (PERB) for a ballot to represent Administrative and Professional staff. PERB is now analyzing the cards of support submitted by UPTE to determine if the required 30 percent is achieved to qualify for an election. In the meantime, the range of positions possibly affected by this election spans a wide variety of job titles. See the potentially impacted job list, plus a discussion of the next steps in the process, here.


Requests for Ergo
Evaluations Go Online

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Now it is easier to request computer workstation ergonomic evaluations without having to make multiple phone calls or send e-mails. An on-line request system is now operational. Visit the EH&S Ergonomics webpage here, click on "EVAL REQUEST" and enter your LDAP name and password. On the screen that follows, identify the reason for the evaluation and submit. Once a request is forwarded, an e-mail will be sent to the assigned ergonomic evaluator asking to schedule an appointment with you. Contact Jeffrey Chung at x5818 with questions.

Class: How to Book
Travel, Save Money

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Employees can learn how to book travel reservations and save the Lab money by attending the next Travel Power training class next Monday, June 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Building 51L. Anyone interested in attending should contact Maxine Redfearn at [email protected].


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