From: Monona Rossol <actsnyc**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Phones in Labs? Please pardon the cross-listing
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2015 16:26:31 -0500
Reply-To: DCHAS-L <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU>
Message-ID: 14be188741b-3064-2465**At_Symbol_Here**

And have a hard wired land line somewhere that won't go out in a power outage like cell phones and their towers do.  Been there, done that.
Monona Rossol, M.S., M.F.A., Industrial Hygienist
President:  Arts, Crafts & Theater Safety, Inc.
Safety Officer: Local USA829, IATSE
181 Thompson St., #23
New York, NY 10012     212-777-0062

-----Original Message-----
From: Margaret Rakas <mrakas**At_Symbol_Here**SMITH.EDU>
Sent: Tue, Mar 3, 2015 4:21 pm
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Phones in Labs? Please pardon the cross-listing

We have campus phones in all our labs now and I wouldn't have it any other way because:  

You have no idea if cell reception is going to be good in your brand-new building...forget what the architects tell you!

If your emergency response is calling a number other than 911, then having a 'campus phone' makes that easier.

You can also have a directory of teaching and research lab phone numbers...

Researchers may leave their belongings in one lab and go to another to perform analysis, etc.  How do they then call for an emergency?  

We included phones in our new building (2009) and added them to every lab in a recent (2011) renovation, along with adding them at exit stairs.  

The only thing I'd change is I would standardize placement of the phones.  We have a few labs where you've really gotta hunt to find them...

Good luck!

On Tue, Mar 3, 2015 at 4:04 PM, Smallbrock, Margaret A. <Margaret.Smallbrock**At_Symbol_Here**> wrote:
We are designing lab space and have run into the question of a hard wired phone? How many out there are still doing this? Would you recommend it? Suggestions and ideas are welcome.
Margaret Smallbrock
Campus Environmental Health and Safety Manager
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 East St. Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701-3995

Margaret A. Rakas, Ph.D.
Manager, Inventory & Regulatory Affairs
Clark Science Center
413-585-3877 (p)

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