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Meet Sarah McGinn, CSA’s New Safety Coordinator

August 10, 2020

Sarah McGinn

Sarah McGinn

Sarah McGinn recently joined Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences Area (CSA) as Division Safety Coordinator for CSA and IT.

Sarah was most recently the Manufacturing and Distribution Safety Manager for Peet’s Coffee in Alameda. Prior to that, she held several positions – including Safety Compliance Manager – at ConXtech Inc., a construction technology firm headquartered in Pleasanton. She also previously worked for a solar panel manufacturer and raced horses professionally.

Sarah believes her experience in the commercial sector gives her a unique perspective on ergonomics and safety at the Lab, and she is excited about working in this new environment.

“I really missed being part of an organization where our mission contributes to the world on a bigger scale,” she said. “That was a big draw for me to come to Berkeley Lab.”

Helping to protect Berkeley Lab’s greatest resource, the people, and to ensure they are able to make their contributions to science while being safe “is a win-win situation for productivity,” she added. “Worker safety is something that is very personal to me.”

Sarah is a graduate of Cal State East Bay and holds an MBA from St. Mary's College.

She can be reached by email at slmcginn@lbl.gov.

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