Berkeley Lab

New Staff and Affiliates

Before You Start Work

Welcome to the Bio Sciences 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.

New Staff: Beginning July 15th, new staff must be authorized under WPC. No new JHAs can be created without assistance from the JHA Program Administrator.You need to complete the required training prior to starting the work. You can take on-line training or sign up for classes here.

IMPORTANT: Your supervisor or work lead may decide the Job Hazard Analysis is not the right system to analyze and authorize your work as Berkeley Lab is currently transitioning to a new work authorization process called Work Planning and Control; your supervisor or work lead may decide that this is a better choice for you.

Safety Resources

Please check out the Safety Resources section of this website which includes e.g. a student safety handbook and checklist, as well as 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.