From: Jeffrey Lewin <jclewin**At_Symbol_Here**MTU.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan
Date: February 9, 2012 3:55:11 PM EST
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Having gone through the process of updating our door postings I'll throw out one issue with the most common template I've seen for door postings: contact numbers.

In our latest round of door postings we removed all personal contact numbers from any door postings. Because most of the labs are in public corridors we got significant, and reasonable, push back from a host of people: folks doing animal, transgenic or stem cell related research, faculty that didn't want to share their unlisted and/or cell numbers with students in the courses, graduate students (often, but not always, female) that didn't want their personal numbers posted, etc.

In the end, the compromise we reached was posting some key numbers _inside_ the room for facilities to make contact in non-emergency situations (key Facilities staff also already have some of the more common phone numbers, such as mine, on their phone's contact lists). On the outside of the door we posted the emergency phone number "911" (routed to the State Police post who then can notify our U's Public Safety and Police Services or PSPS) as well as the non-emergency contact for PSPS. PSPS has access to regularly updated logs of contact phone numbers in the event of an emergency and would be responsible for tracking down people in an emergency.

Jeff Lewin
Departmental Laboratory Supervisor
Biological Sciences
Michigan Technological University

----- Original Message -----
From: kauletta**At_Symbol_Here**NOTES.CC.SUNYSB.EDU
Sent: Monday, February 6, 2012 2:57:06 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan

I have these templates that you might find useful:

Kim Auletta
Lab Safety Specialist
EH&S Z=6200
Stony Brook University
FAX: 631-632-9683
EH&S Web site:

Remember to wash your hands!

From: "Humphrey, Karalyn J."
Date: 02/06/2012 02:55 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan
Sent by: DCHAS-L Discussion List

I'm looking for some help in drafting an emergency management plan for our college teaching laboratories. There was a recent accident where it was the lab instructor who became incapacitated. It pointed out several areas of emergency response that need to be improved.

Does anyone have such a plan in place that has been shown to work? Or is someone aware of resources available for help in drafting such a plan?

Thank you,

Dr. Karalyn (Karen) Humphrey

Laboratory Coordinator, Department Safety Officer & Part-Time Lecturer
Baylor University Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Office: BSB E.111
Phone: 254-710-2002
'Vast worlds lie within the hollows of each atom, multifarious as the motes in a sunbeam.' ~Yoga Vasishtha

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