Nationwide alert tests for both the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) and Emergency Alert System (EAS) will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, starting at 1:18 p.m. CDT. The Federal Emergency Management Agency will issue the WEA test on all compatible cell phones. The WEA test will be followed by an EAS test approximately two … Read More
Anyone who travels around the north side of Argonne’s site has observed that the Materials Design Laboratory is coming along nicely, but have you also noticed the great progress being made constructing the south expansion to the Theory and Computing Sciences Building? The expansion is expected to be under roof by November of this year, … Read More »
The laboratory’s siren vendor will be on-site Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, to perform maintenance on the outdoor warning system. As part of the maintenance, there will be periodic short activations of the sirens to ensure they operate properly. No action is necessary and there is no need to seek shelter during the testing.
If there … Read More »
A redesign of the Building 401/402 APS plaza, the area in front of the main entrance, will begin on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Argonne’s Infrastructure Services is leading the project, which will substantially reduce the amount of concrete in the plaza and add new trees, grass, garden beds and outdoor seating.
“The plaza redesign will … Read More »
Some detective work by the manager of Argonne’s Global Travel Services and Security office will prevent a lot of hassle for many of the laboratory’s travelers and a large savings in training costs.
U.S. Department of State (DOS) regulations require federal employees to undergo safety training if they travel to a high-risk country, with the … Read More »
In the coming weeks, the speed limit on Guest House Road will be reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph. This will help address safety issues brought to the attention of the Traffic Safety Committee over the past several months. By Sept. 1, 2018, new speed limit signs will be posted and marked with orange … Read More »
I’m extremely proud of the work we do here at Argonne — leading in discovery science, innovating with advanced technology, expanding into new frontiers and contributing to U.S. prosperity and security. Without a doubt, Argonne has built its reputation on solving grand challenges that impact our citizens, our country and the world. I thank … Read More »
Several Argonne employees received on-the-spot recognition for displaying positive safety and/or quality assurance initiative during the month of July 2018.
Gold Spot Award recipients Vanessa DaSilva (AMD) Robert Erck (AMD) Torrance Leggett (LCF) Lauren Valentino (AMD) Silver Spot Award recipients Tokieta Cox (FAC) Jeff Enger (FAC) Thomas Gutowski (FAC) Paul Hodges (FAC) Wuilibaldo Mares (FAC) … Read More »
In June 2018, Kamila Wiaderek (XSD) received a Gold Spot Award for her “activity cards” design to keep electrochemistry laboratories safe.
Because the electrochemistry laboratories are often simultaneously occupied by several groups from different beamlines, Wiaderek created the activity cards system to make tracking laboratory activity convenient. The cards’ required fields are: primary and secondary … Read More »
Argonne’s Disposal Days is already making a positive impact at reducing clutter and material stored in active work areas and common spaces across the laboratory. In the first two days, material has been picked up from buildings across the laboratory, including 201, 205, 208, 221, 223, 240, 360, 362, 369, 370, 372 and at the … Read More »
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