safety

Due to the construction of the Integrated Engineering Research Center several new traffic and pedestrian control measures are in place in front of Wilson Hall.  Please exercise caution when accessing Wilson Hall. A new stop sign has been added to northbound Discovery Road and Pine St. Please come to a complete stop and be cautious of construction vehicles and pedestrians. Also please note that the pedestrian/bike path adjacent to the east pond is now closed and a new temporary path…

Avoid West Nile virus

In May, the Illinois Department of Public Health confirmed reports of mosquitoes testing positive for West Nile Virus. There have yet to be any confirmed human cases in Illinois. There are steps you can take to avoid being infected. Protect yourself and your family by reducing your exposure to mosquitoes.

Many from around the Chicagoland region are likely familiar with RRFB signs, which are activated by the pedestrian and act as an additional visual warning to motorists to yield or stop to pedestrians in the crosswalks. FESS, APS-TD and IARC facility management recently installed RRFB signs at the convergence of the IARC and APS-TD campuses.

The Fermilab Fire Department would like to remind everyone of some safety tips during this upcoming extreme hot weather, with temperature indexes of over 100 degrees: Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of fluids, about 5 to 7 ounces every 15 or 20 minutes. Avoid dehydrating liquids. Alcohol, coffee, tea and caffeinated soft drinks can hurt more than help. Wear protective clothing. Lightweight, light-colored and loose-fitting clothing helps protect against heat. Change your clothing if it gets completely saturated. Pace yourself. Slow…

June 1-7 is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. We’re pleased to support the American Heart Association and its important mission to increase survival from cardiac arrest. We are asking all employees to please take 90 seconds of your day to learn the lifesaving skills of hands-only CPR.

Nothing is more important than your health and safety. We encourage everyone in the Fermilab community to exercise safe practices at work and home so that you, your colleagues and your loved ones avoid injury and harm. In this 3-minute video, Reidar Hahn, Fermilab photographer and head of Creative Services, shares how he and his family avoid a near accident at home thanks to good safety habits. This video is part of ESH’s Safe At All Times initiative.

Come and check out the new Safe At All Times video: https://eshq.fnal.gov/atwork/safeatalltimes/ If you’re interested in sharing your safe at all times story, please send an email to ESH_Admin@fnal.gov

Everyone who uses a computer, especially a laptop, should periodically check the safety, integrity and charge rate of their computer batteries. Please take a moment today to examine the battery in your computer for the following: Safety and integrity Charge level Here are the steps you can take for each: Safety and integrity This is by far the most important thing to check with regards to your computer batteries. Looking at the underside of your device, examine the outside casing…

In recent weeks, there has been an increase in collisions and near-miss accidents involving vehicles and deer. Although Fermilab does its best to manage the population, this time of the year is deer mating season and they are much more active, especially at dawn and dusk. In addition, the recent snow cover causes the deer to search for food in a wider area than they normally inhabit.