On Thursday, October 8, all Lab employees, affiliates, and contractors will receive a notification from our emergency LabAlert system. The message will request a reply asking for a response that includes status and whereabouts. You only need to respond once, but it is critical that you do so. If you are teleworking on that day, select option 3, I am at a non-Berkeley Lab location (including home or in-transit).
Personnel accountability drills are a very important way the Lab prepares for emergencies. In a real emergency, responses to LabAlert messages can:
- Allow Lab leadership to quickly distribute critical emergency-related messages
- Help account for Lab personnel
- Quickly reach mission-critical personnel
This drill, coordinated by the Lab’s Emergency Management Department, is part of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Continuity of Operations efforts.
The best way to receive LabAlert messages is by cell phone. During an emergency, the system can be used to provide life safety information and provide return-to-work instructions. Sign up to receive LabAlert messages.