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.

All Safety Alerts
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

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.


RSIGuard is a break reminder software available for free to all Berkeley Lab Mac and PC users. It is customizable and includes a ‘smart timer’ that is based on the amount of typing and mousing. It can provide cues for those times you get in the zone and forget to move or change positions often enough. Learn more about using RSIGuard.


Working with the body in a neutral position reduces stress and strain on the muscles, tendons, and skeletal system and reduces your risk of developing a musculoskeletal disorder (MSD). Learn more about how to prevent repetitive motion injuries.

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