From: psonnenfeld**At_Symbol_Here**EARTHLINK.NET
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] fire drill and emergency gas shut-off valves
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 16:34:26 -0700
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If possible, I'd strongly recommend shutting of the case.  Assume for the moment that the alarm is in response to a fire or earthquake; shutting off the gas can save the building.  However, I'd strongly recommend that a single individual in the lab be trained on this procedure and be responsible for its timely execution.

Respectfully yours,

-----Original Message-----
From: "Rogers, Janet"
Sent: Sep 25, 2014 3:33 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] fire drill and emergency gas shut-off valves

To All:

We were recently notified that unannounced fire drills will be taking place on campus. In our new laboratory rooms, we have both emergency gas shut-off valves near the hallway doors and electricty shut-off buttons. If a fire drill occurs while we are in the laboratory, is it recommended that we shut off the gas and/or electricity to the labs as we exit? One of my colleagues raised the question and I thought one of you would know what would be considered best practice.

Janet Rogers, Ph.D.


Chemistry Department

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

230 Scotland Road

Edinboro, PA 16444

phone: 814.732.1539

e-mail: rogers**At_Symbol_Here**

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