From: David Roberts <droberts**At_Symbol_Here**DEPAUW.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan
Date: February 9, 2012 4:32:57 PM EST
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
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One thing we do here is basically put the number for campus public safety everywhere. We have phones that when you pick them up, they automatically dial public safety (no dialing at all).

At public safety, we give a calling list for rooms. So they know who to call in the event of an emergency in a given location. It's public safety's job to notify the person in charge of the room, not the person calling for the emergency. They have this located in a binder next to the dispatch area. It's very easy information to look up, so they can find instantly who they need to call.

This ensures that the right people are called before anybody else. While I am the person to call for any chemical hazard at the University (and for the county to get technical), the fire dept. is really the first entity to notify if something serious is going on. I'm second. So that way, the fire dept. is called, they are en route, and then I'm notified that something is happening. If it's not that serious, I'm obviously the first one called (we have a calling tree defined for such things).

So, our calling list is basically an excel spreadsheet with building, room number, and who to call. We assign a person to each room (so I take all rooms, but then we also have faculty members for rooms that have things related to what they do specifically). That gives us a few people to call for each room, in the event that somebody is out of town. We update this calling list on an annual basis (it's part of the procedure; every fall we modify it).

Clear as mud?

Dave

On 2/9/2012 3:55 PM, Jeffrey Lewin wrote:
> 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
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
> Sent: Monday, February 6, 2012 2:57:06 PM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
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> I have these templates that you might find useful: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/lab-emergencies/emergency-plans.shtml
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>
> Kim Auletta
> Lab Safety Specialist
> EH&S Z=6200
> Stony Brook University
> kim.auletta**At_Symbol_Here**stonybrook.edu
> 631-632-3032
> FAX: 631-632-9683
> EH&S Web site: http://www.stonybrook.edu/ehs/lab/
>
> Remember to wash your hands!
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>
>
> From: "Humphrey, Karalyn J."
> To: DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU
> Date: 02/06/2012 02:55 PM
> Subject: [DCHAS-L] Emergency Management Plan
> Sent by: DCHAS-L Discussion List
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>
>
> 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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