Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 18:38:35 -0400
Reply-To: Vinette Achtert <v.achter**At_Symbol_Here**USIP.EDU>
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From: Vinette Achtert <v.achter**At_Symbol_Here**USIP.EDU>
Subject: Re: [NAOSMM] Need your opinion on fire procedures
Comments: To: "Bradley, Shelly" ,
LABSAFETY-L**At_Symbol_Here**LISTSERV.SIU.EDU, naosmm**At_Symbol_Here**

If the fire is small and contained, or if we have any small incident/spill, the lab instructor will handle the problem. We have an incident report to fill out for our Safety dept. but often Security is called so they have a report on record but we would not sound the fire alarm to evacuate the building in this case. Vinette Achtert Central Stockroom Manager University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 600 S. 43rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.596.8843 (P) 215.596.7449 (F) -----Original Message----- From: naosmm-bounces**At_Symbol_Here** [mailto:naosmm-bounces**At_Symbol_Here**] On Behalf Of Bradley, Shelly Sent: Thursday, October 27, 2005 2:33 PM To: LABSAFETY-L**At_Symbol_Here**LISTSERV.SIU.EDU; naosmm**At_Symbol_Here**; DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**LIST.UVM.EDU Subject: [NAOSMM] Need your opinion on fire procedures What is your standard procedure for a fire? Scenario: There was a small fire in a 4" diameter oil bath contained in a hood. The fire was put out with a fire extinguisher and public safety was notified. The integrity of the vessel being heated was not compromised and there were no toxic chemicals involved. The department has been criticized for not sounding the fire alarm. Immediate evacuation would have left ~50 experiments unsupervised in multiple labs. What do you think should have been done? Shelly Bradley Laboratory Coordinator Chemistry Department Campus Chemical Compliance Hendrix College 1600 Washington Ave. Conway, AR 72032 bradley**At_Symbol_Here** Phone: (501) 450-3812 Fax: (501) 450-3829

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