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E.O. Lawrence

Days Until Founders Day


8:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Human Resources
New Employee Orientation
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

9 a.m.
EHS 530
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Bldg. 48-109

10:15 a.m.
EHS 10
Intro to ES&H at Berkeley Lab
Bldg. 50 Auditorium

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Dance Club
West Coast Swing
Bldg. 51 Lobby (Bevatron)

1 p.m.
EHS 62
WorkSmart Ergonomics
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
Advanced Light Source
Synchrotron-Based Analysis of Cometary Particles From STARDUST
Sasa Bajt, LLNL
Bldg. 6-2202


9 a.m.
EHS 135
Earthquake/Wildland Safety
Bldg. 48-109

9:30 a.m.
EHS 60
Ergonomic Awareness For Computer Users
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
Tips for Stress Releif
Bldg. 2-100B

1 p.m.
EHS 339
Asbestos Awareness
Bldg. 70A-3377

5:15 p.m.
Yoga with Inna Belogolovsky
Bldg. 70-191

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Morning Editions: Chili Cheese Omelette with Hash Browns and Fruit
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with 2 Eggs and Bacon

Market Carvery: Pot Roast with Carrots, Potatoes and Onions

The Fresh Grille: Patty Melt with Fries
Menutainment: Chicken Monterey with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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Kamala Green Named
New EEO/AA Manager

Kamala Green
Kamala Green, a human resources professional for the last seven years at Berkeley Lab, has been appointed the Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action Manager (EEO/AA). In this position she will also function as the Lab’s Title VII/Title IX Compliance Coordinator (workplace discrimination, sexual harassment, etc.).Green will have responsibility for developing, implementing, and maintaining the Lab’s affirmative action plan; ongoing non-discrimination and complaint resolution training; and EEO compliance, best practices and goals. She will also provide resources for program outreach that supports the Lab’s commitment of equal opportunity and affirmative action. The EEO/AA role was formerly filled by Harry Reed, who is now the Lab’s Ombudsman.
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Retirement Workshop
Convenes Next Tuesday

FITSCo senior retirement counselor and team leader Alyssa Valladao will be conducting a “Looking Forward to Retirement” workshop Tuesday, August 15 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 auditorium. This workshop is directed toward those who are planning to retire within the next five years. The workshop will cover looking ahead at retirement expenses, clarifying goals and understanding risks, and adjusting plans now for a smooth transition into retirement. No reservations are required to attend.
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‘Cinema 50’ Revives
‘30s at Founders Day

Like an afternoon at the local movie house back in the 1930s when Berkeley Lab was born, the Building 50 Auditorium will be transformed on Founders Day (Aug. 26) into a blast from the past – several, in fact, beginning and ending with “Flash Gordon” serials from 1936. Attendees can see the original King Kong with Fay Wray (1933) at 10:30, and Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein (1931) at 12:20. At 1:30, Dr. Ivan Schuller will present his entertaining and informative film, “When Things Get Small.” Go here for Founders Day program information.


Conflict-of-Interest Rules Consolidated, Updated

Conflict-of-Interest (COI) policies in the Lab’s Regulations and Procedures Manual (RPM) have appeared in various sections, and many existing policies are out of date, making the search for and understanding of current policies difficult. The Sponsored Projects Office led a Lab committee that created a new “Chapter 10 Conflict of Interest” section that pulls all of this together, for both personnel and research applications. Links to relevant source documents from UC, state and federal agencies are included. The form and the process for disclosing financial interests when using human subjects have been simplified, especially for researchers who are using NIH funds. The Lab is recruiting for a new COI coordinator to replace Karl Olsen, who left the Lab in June.
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Discard Sharp Objects Properly to Avoid Injury

Recently, a Berkeley Lab custodian nearly punctured his finger on a pin-mounted partition hook partially stuck into an old headset (see photo) that was in a trash can. This sharp should have been placed in a sharps container, which is a rigid container designed to protect personnel from sharp items. A sharp is any device having corners, edges, or projections capable of cutting or piercing the skin, such as needles and razor blades. Sharps containers are available from Stores. More details on the proper disposal of sharps and broken glass can be found here and on the Waste Management website here.
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High: 81° (27° C)
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