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Teleworking Safety Tip

Telework presents unique ergonomic challenges. Don’t ignore your discomfort. Get an ergo evaluation and make changes to your set-up. In August, four employees reported neck, shoulder, or wrist discomfort and got help. Contact a Lab ergo advocate at [email protected] or call 510-486-6848. The Berkeley Lab Ergonomics Program provides ergonomic support and services to help optimize […]

Three Questions for Asmita Patel

September is National Preparedness Month, and those preparations extend to the science areas of the Lab. Last year the Lab was faced with two Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPSs), which provided unique challenges to a large scientific community such as the Lab. This week we talked with two of the Mission Support Officers who went […]

‘Be Well at Work’ October Wellness Events & Classes

Interested in receiving the Be Well at Work newsletter straight to your inbox? Email [email protected] to sign-up. Healthy Holiday Challenge Nov 9 – Dec 18 6-week Online Lifestyle Program REGISTER Give yourself the gift of healthier habits this year with the Healthy Holiday Challenge. This 6-week program supports you with small, healthy steps you build […]

Work Together: Speedy Zoom Meetings

Give your Zoom meeting attendees a break by changing your Google calendar settings to default to meetings of 50 minutes rather than an hour and 25 minutes rather than 30 minutes. Go to your Google calendar>Settings>Event Settings, then click the checkbox for speedy meetings. How to change your calendar settings to speedy meetings>>

Update your Self-Service ID Page in UCPath by Sept. 30

In less than a minute, you can support Lab-wide efforts in fostering an inclusive environment by verifying your race/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Learn more and ensure your profile accurately represents you by Sept. 30. “Why Verify Self-ID Now?” Verify your demographic now: http://ucpath.universityofcalifornia.edu/ To self-identify; log into UCPath, find […]

Director’s Awards Laureates Announced – Event Nov. 12, 2020

Three Lifetime Achievement awards and 34 employees in nine award categories will be celebrated Thursday, Nov. 12, at 3 p.m. at the ninth annual Director’s Awards, the top honor bestowed on Lab employees for excellence. See this year’s honorees and look for future articles on their accomplishments. The Director’s Awards program recognizes significant achievements of […]

Berkeley Lab K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Volunteer Opportunities

Learn About Programs Supporting Teachers this Fall On Thursday, October 1, 10 AM, we will be discussing volunteer opportunities for Live Science and our Let’s Talk About STEM programs (listed individually below). This Fall, STEM educators will have the opportunity to book subject exploration, career chat, or virtual tour sessions. In this info session, we’ll […]

Check Out the New FAIR Program Website

As a Lab community, we are charged to serve as collective stewards of this enterprise, responsible for fostering a safe and inclusive working environment. That is why a new website has been created to outline and promote awareness of what FAIR means at the Lab: Fundamental Rights, Affirmative Action, Impartial Investigations and Respectful Environment. The […]

Three Questions for Lino Sanchez

Learn how Lino Sanchez was inspired by the HVAC business created by his dad — who started out working in the coffee fields of Columbia — to research energy efficiency in support of low-income communities in this 3Q4, the third in our Latin American Heritage Month series. Lino Sanchez has worked at the Lab for […]

LHS Offers After-School Science Program

Looking for something to enrich your kids’ learning this Fall? Check out our new Afterschool Science Online programs! Join our expert educators online for up to 8 weeks’ worth of hands-on activities and engaging science learning experiences. Like our recent Online Science Discovery Camps, we will ship most of the materials required for each program […]