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

Squeeze bottles are commonly used in laboratory areas. They provide a quick and easy source of commonly used solvents such as Acetone, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methanol, and Ethanol. These are all flammable solvents and care is needed to prevent fires or dangerous chemical reactions. Learn about precautions to take when using and storing squeeze bottles.

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety field guide for office area electrical precautions. View the office area electrical safety field guide.

Electrical Safety

Electrical safety field guide for use of extension cords. View the extension cords field guide.

Hazardous Materials & Waste

Lab personnel should follow good hygiene practices in the lab area. This will prevent potential exposure to hazardous chemicals. Learn more about chemical hygiene in lab areas.

General Safety

Consumption and storage of food and drink is prohibited in technical areas where potentially harmful substances are used, such as in chemical laboratories; biological laboratories; radiation work areas; and machine, welding, and craft shops. Read about the food and drink restrictions in technical areas policy.

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