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.

Hazardous Materials & Waste

Do not use a manual liquid nitrogen fill station until you are included on an applicable Work Activity and you have completed EHS0170 Cryogen training. Learn more about important precautions to take when using manual liquid nitrogen fill stations.

Electrical Safety

This procedure establishes standard work practices for identifying, marking, and managing defective equipment within ETA work areas. The use of this procedure will prevent unauthorized use of equipment that is defective and could cause injury. View the procedure for taking defective equipment out of service.

Electrical Safety

There is a lock-out/tag-out (LOTO) exemption for servicing and maintenance activities on “cord and plug” equipment such as reconfiguring gas lines, vacuum tubing, or adjusting valves. Cord and plug equipment refers to equipment that uses a single flexible cord and plug to connect to a source of electrical energy. Learn more about cord and plug procedures.

Hazardous Materials & Waste

Proper identification of chemical and sample containers is important for the safety of lab personnel and emergency responders. Chemicals that are not properly identified could be improperly handled or mixed. Learn more about the importance of chemical labels.

Hazardous Materials & Waste

Research in our lab areas involves the use of various gas and water lines. It is important that these are clearly identified to ensure the correct gas is connected to the correct equipment. In addition, clear identification of both gas and water lines are crucial in the event that emergency responders such as the fire department need to enter a lab area. Learn more about how to identify gas lines. 

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