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.
Electrical safety field guide for use of extension cords. View the extension cords field guide.
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.
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.
Many of our lab areas use flammable gasses such as hydrogen. Berkeley Lab has established requirements for the safe use of flammable gases and ensure compliance with applicable fire codes. Learn more about these requirements.
Proper storage of chemical and sample containers is important for the safety of lab personnel and preventing hazardous materials spills. Learn more about the requirements for storage of hazardous materials containers in laboratories.