Environment, Safety, Health, and Quality and Infrastructure Services have established building operations teams across the laboratory in order to become leaders in operational excellence. These teams build customer confidence by meeting the operational needs of our research community and are the point of contact for any operational issues whether safety or facility related to help … Read More
The Chicago area is expecting a heat index of 99 to 107 degrees Fahrenheit Thursday July 18, through Saturday, July 20, 2019. As a result, the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning. The combined heat and humidity will make it feel hotter than the temperature alone, creating a high … Read More »
Recently, Apple determined that, in a limited number of older generation 15-inch MacBook Pro laptop computers, the battery may overheat and pose a fire hazard.
Business and Information Systems has identified the affected lab-owned MacBooks and notified division information technology administrators to begin the recall process. However, it’s possible that some devices may have been … Read More »
All full-time employees will be contacted by phone, email, and text Thursday, July 18, 2019, as part of a regular accountability exercise taking place across the U.S. Department of Energy complex.
The personnel accountability exercise is similar to those in the past. The objective is to practice contacting and accounting for employees in case of … Read More »
The Argonne Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will initiate its annual evacuation drill program in July. With the assistance of building area emergency supervisors and building managers, OEM will coordinate with the Argonne Fire Department, Fire Protection Systems, and the Business and Information Services Communications Center to conduct evacuation drills in each occupied building between … Read More »
Skin cancer is preventable
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 5 million Americans are treated for skin cancer every year. Many people use sunscreen to protect their skin, and if used correctly, it can help to prevent skin cancer and delay the aging process to skin.
Sunscreen with an SPF of … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of May 2019.
Gold Spot Award recipients
Michael Bracken (AES) David Meyer (ASD) Glenn Moonier (AES) Leonard Morrison (AES) Anthony Puttkammer (ASD) Cristen Sarne (AES) William Sterling (STE) Robert Vargas (ASD) Andrzej Walkowicz (NWM) Andrey Yakovenko (XSD)
Silver … Read More »
Researchers in the Advanced Photon Source X-ray Science division (XSD) were looking for a specific gas cylinder regulator for an upcoming experiment involving pressurized flammable gases. They sent out a facility-wide request, and beamline scientist Andrey Yakovenko (XSD) responded that he had the correct part. However, instead of simply handing over the part, Yakovenko asked … Read More »
Though we have a year-round internship program at Argonne, the biggest student cohort happens during the summer. On Tuesday, May 28, 2019, the first wave of 400 students arrive at Argonne to begin, for many, their first research experience. This is an exciting time for both the students and Argonne staff. We enjoy the energy … Read More »
By Meridith Bruozas, Educational Programs and Outreach Manager
As Argonne welcomes the next generation of world-class talent to the laboratory, it is important to support our summer interns by fostering a lab-wide culture of safety and effective communication. Part of their work experience requires awareness of and a focus on safety. While this is an … Read More »
- Real-Time Study of Local Order in Thin Films by Grazing Incidence Total Scattering and Pair Distribution Function AnalysisJuly 19 - 10:00 am
- Extreme Ultraviolet Measurements of Thermal and Elastic Dynamics in Nanostructured MaterialsJuly 24 - 11:00 am
- Nanotechnology: From Graphene to Molecular NanomachinesJuly 24 - 11:00 am