New Staff and Affiliates
Before You Start Work
Welcome to the Biosciences Area. Before you can start work, you need a work authorization and on the job training from your supervisor or work lead. Once you have obtained your Berkeley Lab ID (LDAP) and password, meet with your supervisor or work lead to have them add you to the appropriate Work Planning and Control Activity.
Please check out the Safety Resources section of this website which includes e.g. several helpful links to health and safety areas of importance to Biosciences Area staff. The Environment/Health/Safety (EHS) Division website is also an important resource, which includes a helpful EHS A-Z index here.
BSBK safety team
Primary DSC contact for BSBK spaces and workers in each building
B66, 33, 6, 80
B1(Donner), 55, 55A, 56, 70A
B977, 86, 84
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS)
Forms and templates
How Do I?
How do I salvage equipment from my lab?
Main Site and Campus contacts:
Garret Alan Bohlar
Complete the salvage transfer authorization form
Email email@example.com (Include picture and location of items for clarity)
What do I do if a worker in my lab is injured?
How to RFID label a kit?
If you order a kit with many different buffers of different chemical compositions, you can enter the kit as a whole. You may put multiple CAS numbers if there are multiple hazardous components in the CAS field and estimate the total quantity (liquid) as the volume. If something has no CAS number, you can also put N/A.
If you have at least one full kit on hand at a time, you can use static barcodes for your kit (one RFID per kit). For the size, just add all the quantities together; an estimate is acceptable.
How to acquire a benchtop biohazard bin?
First, you need to ensure that you are authorized to work with biological materials through Work Planning and Control. Once you have reviewed the LBNL medical/biohazardous waste disposal procedures page, you can either purchase one through eBUY or VWR.
How to schedule bulk chemical disposal?
Contact Shraddha Ravani, Chris Rosen, and Athena Nguyen
How do I use a space heater at the lab?
Integrated Safety Management (ISM) plan
BSBK Operations and safety update meeting slides and recordings
Safety checklists (create a list that we will maintain)
Lab safety inspection checklist
Subcontractor Job Hazard Analysis (sJHA)
Waste requisition guides and forms
Waste requisition (Web-based Requisition of Hazardous Waste Guide)
Working alone guide/policy