November 5, 2004
 

 

Setting the Standards for Electrical Safety

By Heather Rock Woods

Lloyd Gordon’s (LANL) gentle Texas drawl sounds familiar to every SLAC employee and many users after his recent two-week teaching marathon on electrical safety. In the first four days alone he conducted 11 sessions attended by more than 1,500 people.

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Important Safety Contacts

By Larissa Williams

Our safety and the safety of those around us is important at all times. Recently, we’ve had that impressed upon us and a lot of information about safety has been distributed. The most important thing to remember is that we are not alone—there are people throughout the site who have been trained and are knowledgeable about safety, environment and health issues. Any time we have a question or a concern about something, we can get guidance and resources.

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Shining Light on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

By Heather Rock Woods

Researchers have literally unearthed clues as to why the 1918 influenza pandemic was so deadly. Using fragments of the flu genome from Army autopsy tissues and a body buried in the freezing Alaskan permafrost, researchers have assembled genes from the 1918 flu virus. SSRL’s x-ray beams then revealed the structural secrets of a protein encoded by one of the genes.

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Safety Resources in Meetings

By Larissa Williams

One of the ways to promote a safe workplace is to open every meeting with a discussion about safety. But after the first few meetings, what do we say? What do we do to keep safety first? Some ideas are listed below to help involve your group in safety discussions.

“We really do offer a lot,” said physician’s assistant and personal trainer Raylene Blandino (SHA). “People just don’t take advantage of it.”

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Last update Wednesday November 03, 2004 by Emily Ball