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Tuesday, June 24, 2003


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


9 a.m.
EHS 400: Radiation Protection Fundamentals

Carvery: Beef Short Ribs
Fresh Grille: Turkey Burger

Origins: Taco Salad
B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Full Menu
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‘State of Lab’ Thursday;
See It in Person, on Web

Director Charles Shank will be giving employees his sense of the "State of the Laboratory" in his annual noontime talk on Thursday, and people will have various ways to access it. The first 230 people in the Building 50 Auditorium will get to see it in person and ask questions at the end. Others may watch it on the various "Today at Berkeley Lab" video screens around the lab. Or they can link directly to streaming video on the Web. It is recommended that you go to the website early to test your RealPlayer
configurations. See instructions for checking RealPlayer configurations and linking to the video here. For assistance or questions, call the Help
Desk at 4357.
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With A

This voracious goat and about 350 of his hungry friends have descended upon Berkeley Lab this spring and summer to partake of the delicacies that proliferate on the hillsides. The herd, guided by Oscar Iturra and managed by Goats R Us of Orinda, is an essential annual element in the laboratory’s wildland management program – a natural way of keeping vegetation at low, fire-resistent levels. The goats at Berkeley Lab eat their way through 40 to 50 acres each season. When last seen, they were munching their way through Blackberry Canyon.


New Travel Guide
Available By Phone

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Berkeley Lab employees now have an opportunity to access important transportation information free through the laboratory phone system. A new feature sponsored by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Area Transportation Partners employs a voice recognition system to connect the caller to various travel options. To access the Bay Area travel guide, press 9, then 511 and "#" (the pound sign). The main menu will offer choices for information on public transportation routes and schedules, commuter incentives, airports, paratransit, traffic conditions, bicycling, and carpool/vanpools. Information on the new service can be found here.


New FAX Number
For Benefits Office

The Benefits Department at Berkeley Lab has a new FAX number. To insure the confidentiality of employee information, it is a dedicated FAX that is assigned exclusively to Benefits. The number is (510) 486-6009.

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MoveSMART Training
Open for Registration

Lab employees involved in moving or lifting activities are invited to learn safety information and skills in field and office environments at one of the two-session MoveSMART training workshops coming up next week. Space fills quickly, so early signup is encouraged, at the EH&S training site here. June 30 classes are set for 8:30 a.m.and 1 p.m., and July 1 at 8:30 a.m. Refresher classes are scheduled July 1 and 2. For information, call 7366.


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