Dimethylmercury & the Tragic Death of Karen Wetterhahn: Implications (Then & Now) in Laboratory Safety
The Laboratory Director’s Safety Council has invited the Executive Director of the Office for Research Safety at Northwestern University, Dr. Michael Blayney, to speak on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, at 1 p.m., at the APS Auditorium.
Prevention through Design - Slips, Trips and Falls
ESQ will host a special webinar "Prevention through Design - Slips, Trips and Falls" Wednesday, February 12, 2014.

The webinar will be broadcast from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Building 203, Room D120.

Managing Your Stress
The Postdoctoral Program Office presents a special CSI-SPU Event "Managing Your Stress" Thursday, May 16, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bistro 213 Cafeteria, Dining Rooms A and B.

We all have stress whether it is in work or home life. Stress can impact your ability to work safely. Pat Fagan-Jackson of Argonne's Employee Assistance Provider (EAP) Perspectives will provide help to postdocs on how to mangage stress.

Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The workshop begins at noon. RSVP via Doodle Poll.

Lessons Learned from the 2008 UCLA Incident
Lessons learned from a fatal laboratory accident at UCLA in 2008 and other incidents will be the topic of a presentation by Neal Langerman of Advanced Chemical Safety Monday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. in the Building 362 Auditorium. All employees whose schedules permit are encouraged to attend.
Air Sampling FUN: Fine, Ultrafine and Nanoparticles
Professor Tom Peters of the University of Iowa will present "Air Sampling FUN: Fine, Ultrafine and Nanoparticles" Friday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m., Building 362 Auditorium.

Peters and his team have devised a novel Nanoparticle Respiratory Deposition (NRD) Sampler, a lightweight, portable personal sampler to be placed within a worker’s breathing zone. The sampler selectively collects particles smaller than 300 nm apart from larger particles with an efficiency that matches their deposition in the respiratory system.

Texas City Refinery Explosion Discussion
Two members of the Jacobs Engineering team that investigated the 2005 Texas City Refinery explosion, an industrial accident that resulted in the 15 deaths and more than 170 injuries, will speak at Argonne Monday, Oct. 1.

The talk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Building 402 Auditorium. All employees whose schedules permit are welcome to attend.


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in accordance with 10 CFR 851: Worker Health and Safety Program,  has charged the Institutional Biosafety Committeee (IBC) with the planning and implementation of a Laboratory-wide biosafety program to ensure the health and safety of all personnel working with biohazardous agents. The IBC makes certain that research conducted at Argonne is in compliance with the following:

Winter Road Closings

Under the Seasonal Closure Plan for roads and parking lots, several areas will be closed for the entire winter season while other areas will be cleared within a few days of the end of a winter storm. The plan may save the laboratory up to $150,000 per season and should make clearing main routes faster and more efficient.

All three access gates and the associated roads will remain open during winter storms.

Areas that will remain closed the entire season are as follows: