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9 a.m.
Berkeley Lab Institute
7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Bldg. 62-203

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

11 a.m.

EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste Generator
Bldg. 70A-3377

Yoga Club
Class with Naomi Hartwig
Bldg. 937-302

Yoga Club
Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70-191

1 p.m.
EHS 277
Confined Space Permit Writer
Bldg. 70A-3377


8:30 a.m.
EHS 400
Radiation Protection Fundamentals
Bldg. 70A-3377

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

2 p.m.
Center for Beam Physics Simulation of Transverse Multi-Bunch Instabilities of Proton Beams in LHC
Alexander Koschik, CERN Bldg. 71B-290

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Morning Editions: Breakfast Burrito with Bacon and Eggs
Tomorrow's Breakfast: Avocado and Swiss Omelette with Fruit and Toast

Market Carvery: Turkey Lasagna with Side Salad

The Fresh Grille: Mushroom and Swiss Burger with Fries
Menutainment: Penne Pasta Shrimp Toss

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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DuPont on Accidents:
'The Goal is Zero'

Connelly, left, and life scientist Tamas Torok
Executive Vice President Tom Connelly shared some secrets on the phenomenally successful safety culture at DuPont with Berkeley Lab leaders and employees on Monday. The message is simple: Safety and health are core values in the organization. All incidents are preventable. And for accidents, "The Goal is Zero." But he added that getting an institution to embrace culture change takes patience, commitment and dedication. Go here for more on his special lecture in the Building 50 Auditorium.

Liaisons Now Available
For Purchasing Help

The Lab's Procurement and Property Department has named liaisons for each division and a dozen subject areas. These contacts can help staff plan a new purchase or get assistance with a current requirement. Go here to view a list of procurement liaisons and subject matter experts.

Secure Computing
Workshop Offered

A free, one-day tutorial in "Computing Protection in Open HPC Environments" is being offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. The session, which is a preview of a tutorial to be given at the SC06 conference in November, will be held in Building 50B-2222. Speakers will be Steve Lau, formerly of NERSC and now at UC San Francisco, Bill Kramer and Scott Campbell of NERSC, and of the Distributed Systems Department.


First Metagenomic Study
Of Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater treatment is the largest microbially mediated biotechnology process on the planet.  When it fails, the consequences can be dire.  Researchers from the Joint Genome Institute and collaborators at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Advanced Wastewater Management Centre, University of Queensland, Australia, have published the first metagenomic study of an activated sludge wastewater treatment process. An article on this research appeared online in the Sept. 24 edition of the journal Nature Biotechnology. Full story.

Loose Cap Leads
To Chemical Burn

A Berkeley Lab research scientist recently reached to place a bottle of phenol and chloroform solution in a chemical storage cabinet.   The container cap was loose and some of the solution spilled onto his forearm, above his glove. He immediately rinsed the skin with water for ten minutes, then sought medical treatment in a local emergency room and was transferred for observation to a regional burn center. If you store chemicals in your lab, review the hazard information and safety requirements, make sure all containers are sealed, and update training in skin contamination procedures. Go here for details.
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