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Safety Suggestion Leads Secure ISO-Base Supports

August 1, 2011

David Stewart of NERSC has been recognized with a SPOT Award for best CS Safety Suggestion or Near Miss for May-August 2011. Last year, computer racks were moved to the NERSC Division's Oakland Scientific Facility computer room from another facility. Staff who installed the racks in the new location were unfamiliar with ISO-Base seismic isolation platforms, and did not understand the need to secure the computer racks to the platforms. The newly-installed racks were loaded with equipment and… Read More »

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Bicycle, Auto 'Pinch-Point' Remedied

April 30, 2011

A Computational Research Division employee has been recognized with a SPOT Award for the best CS Safety Suggestion or Near Miss for January-April, 2011: Dan Martin reported a dangerous situation for cyclists heading up Cyclotron Road. The mid-road "pedestrian crossing" sign in a pedestrian crosswalk created a "pinch point" for vehicles passing cyclists. Drivers would try to squeeze back to the right side of the road, impacting cyclists, in order to get past the sign. A "pedestrian crossing"… Read More »