Safety Alerts

Safety Alerts and Lessons Learned

ETA Safety Alerts are made available as a quick source of information on a specific safety or environmental topic that may be of interest. Safety Alerts are organized by category. There is also a search function. If you can't find what you need, please contact the ETA Safety Manager, Ron Scholtz X8137.

General Safety

On at least a quarterly basis, conduct an inspection of all equipment and water connections. Contact the Engineering Division for assistance. Learn more about water leak prevention.

General Safety

Some lab areas have equipment that is connected to the building water systems. This water is under pressure and flows continuously. In the past, there have been serious water leaks when a water hose connection has come loose or the hoses have failed. Water leaks can cause damage through the building, may disrupt laboratory access, and can result in significant clean-up costs. Learn how to prevent water leaks from occurring.

General Safety

Seismic anchoring of furnishings and equipment is required where it may prevent blocking of exit passages, and where items may topple and crush personnel in case of an earthquake. Always check your work areas and ensure you are prepared for an earthquake. Learn more about seismic safety.

General Safety

Seismic anchoring of furnishings and equipment is required where it may prevent blocking of exit passages, and where items may topple and crush personnel in case of an earthquake. Always check your work areas and ensure you are prepared for an earthquake. Learn more about seismic safety.

General Safety

Subcontractors who perform "hands-on" work in ETA work areas must have an approved Subcontractor Job Hazard Analysis (sJHA) on file. The sJHA is a work authorization document that identifies the Scope of Work, Hazards, and Controls that a subcontractor must follow. Read about the SJHA process.

1 Minute 4 Safety

Check out the “1 Minute 4 Safety” slide library designed to assist Berkeley Lab employees in conducting discussions on the environment, safety, and health topics

Lessons Learned and Best Practices Library

Search and contribute to Berkeley Lab's lessons learned library