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Coffee & Conversation

Join Lab Director Doon Gibbs, Deputy Director for Operations Mike Bebon, and others to talk about improving safety at the Lab. 9 AM, Berkner Hall Cafeteria.

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Workplace Violence Awareness

This 30-minute letcure will be offered at
11:00, 11:30, 12:00, and 12:30.
Berkner Hall, Room D

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Fall Protection Demonstration

This 15-minute demonstration will be offered
at 10:45 and 11:45 outside of Berkner Hall.

Being Safe: 10 Things You Can Do

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    Moving? Get help

    Moving can be exciting, but take care. Work with your building manager to get the right personnel to move boxes and equipment.

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    Use good ergonomics

    Improper keyboard use can cause carpal tunnel syndrome. See examples of a proper laptop station in the Occupational Medicine Clinic.

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    Eliminate lab clutter

    Clutter is a major cause of accidents in the lab. The key to a safe and clutter-free laboratory is regular housekeeping.

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    Protect your eyes

    Three out of five who suffer an eye injury wore no protection. Protect against dust, flying objects, chemicals and UV/IR radiation.

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    Protect your hands

    Wear cut-resistant gloves when hands are at risk of slicing, abrasions, and punctures or impact cuts.

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    Know the alerts

    There are many emergency alert systems at BNL. Check with your Local Emergency Coordinator to learn about alarms in your building.

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    Smart fume hood use

    Fume hoods provide protection for the experimenter but that protection is only as good as the user's work practices.

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    Use a staging area

    Using a Staging Area to store materials during construction helps projects run more smoothly with less potential damage to items. 

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    Use satellite areas

    Non-compliance with satellite storage area rules may result in fines, unsafe conditions, spills, chemical exposures or injuries.

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    Prevent slips, trips & falls

    Slips, trips and falls are the #2 cause of recordable injuries at BNL. Be aware of your surroundings. Report areas needing repair.

Other Safety Day Events

Children’s Poster Display & Raffle

Children and grandchildren of all BNL employees are invited to create a poster for Safety Day. The theme is anything related to safety, such as safe behavior, How I Am Safe, Why It Is Important to Be Safe, etc. All posters will be displayed in Berkner Lobby on Safety Day. There will be prizes. Download an entry form. (doc)

Giveaways and Prizes

Spin the Wheel to answer a safety question and receive a safety-related giveaway! Complete your BNL Passport to Safety Card (pdf) for a chance to win a grand prize — a Raleigh 18” Talus 2 with helmet! Prizes and giveaways include: gardening tool set, bike helmets, bike vests, safety gloves, safety glasses, fire/CO alarms, bike lights, and much more!

Pre-Sports Warm Up & Stretches Demo

Thursday, June 20 at Noon at the Gym (Building 461) Presented by Dr. Michael Sileo.

Exhibits and Activities

  • Balance Machine/Body Mechanics
  • Biking Safety/Bicycle Inspection
  • Blood Pressure Testing
  • Boating Safety
  • Car Seat Check
  • Chemical Safety
  • Damaged Equipment
  • Defensive Driving
  • Distracted Driving
  • Driving Simulator
  • Electrical Safety
  • Emergency Planning
  • Ergo Self Evaluation Tool
  • Fall Protection
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Fire Truck Display
  • Hand safety
  • Hazard ID Instrumentation
  • Laboratory Ergonomics
  • Motorcycle Safety (Trama)
  • Natural Resources (Solar Farm, Spill Response, Prescribed Fire, Ticks)
  • Noise Protection
  • PPE Display
  • Safety Videos
  • Spill Kit Demo
  • Spin the Wheel
  • Training: Asbestos/Confined Space
  • Union (IBEW) Table
  • Walking Surfaces/Shoes/Slip Meter
  • Work Planning Video
  • Workers’ Comp./Injury Reporting
  • Workplace Violence Awareness


  • 3 Gals
  • BKN Supply, LLC (Personal protective equipment)
  • Bustin Industrial Products (Ladders)
  • Coast Guard Auxiliary (Water Safety)
  • Costello’s Hardware
  • Flexbar Machine (Machine Guards)
  • Garlock Safety Systems (Fall Protection)
  • Grainger (Industrial supply)
  • HumanScale (Ergonomic Products)
  • Lab Ergonomics
  • MSC
  • Meadowbrook Partners (personal protective equipment)
  • Nightingale Corp. (Ergonomic Products)
  • Portable Technology Solutions (RFID Technology)
  • Rocky Point Cycle