Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 20:49:10 -0700
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From: Roger McClellan <roger.o.mcclellan**At_Symbol_Here**ATT.NET>
Subject: Re: Emergency Action Plan for science labs
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Please do not misinterpret what I am goi ng to say. I view this as a "Common Sense" Practice that is not c overed by any Government regulation or guidance, even if it was I would see k advice elsewhere. You might try to make contact with personnel in a  nearby commercial "Contract Research Organization" to see how they handle t hese situations. 

From: "Schmidt-Nebril, K athleen" <kschmidtnebril**At_Symbol_Here**DOM.EDU>
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Sent: Thu, July 8, 2010 6:34:38 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Action Plan for sc ience labs

My university recently was hit with a four day pow er outage due to severe storms.  Our science building is recently new and has a back up generator however none of the main lab instruments or equ ipment were backed up to it. Hoods, lights and ventilation were.  In t he end we are looking at a huge insurance claim and are now trying to prepa re  an action plan for each of our labs in the event we go through som ething like this again.  I am the CHO for the department and was asked to put this together.  Does anyone know what OSHA standard, if any, I should be looking at for this?  They want to incorporate a "what to d o" list for example if none of the scientists were around someone from main tenance could follow it to turn off sensitive equipment in our absence.  My thought on that is would we need to train and document  anyone w ho might have to respond and use our action list? 

Kat hleen

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