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==Medium Bad Things==
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==Safety Committee==
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[[User:Schoen|Schoen]] proposed a safety committee, which was brought up at the 10/7 meeting. Add your name here to join!  Please also list days and times that would be OK with you for a safety committee meeting.
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[[User:Schoen|Seth Schoen]] - evenings (except Tuesday until Oct. 28)
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[[User:Mlp|Meredith L. Patterson]] - evenings generally, prefer 8pm or later
  
'''As of 2018-04-07 the phones in the space are not functional. -l'''
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[[user:gba|Greg Albrecht]] - weekends & evenings that aren't monday or wednesday
  
If you pick up a phone in the space, and dial [[311]], you'll page a bunch of Noisebridgers who will join you. (Use +1 415 494 2858 ext 311 on external phone or mobile).
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[[User:Ioerror|Jacob Appelbaum]] - evenings
  
==In Case Of Bad Things==
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... looks like a '''Thursday''' evening might be plausible?
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... +1 thursday evening. [[User:Gba|gba]] 10:32, 10 October 2008 (PDT)
  
'''Police''': Dial '''911''' for emergencies.
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==Fire safety==
* The pay phone in the space is a VoIP phone and does not have 911 service. Call '''415-553-8090''' from that phone.
 
* You may get a faster response when calling from a cell phone or VoIP phone by calling the SF police at '''415-553-8090'''. Program that number into your phone. The reason is that non-landline calls may go through a general dispatch center where wait times sometimes exceed 1 hour.
 
* For '''non-emergencies''' (noise complaints, questions, etc...), call '''415-553-0123'''.
 
  
'''Fire''': Dial '''911''' for emergencies.
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We currently have two smoke detectors (one upstairs and one downstairs).  We have two fire extinguishers (downstairs rated 3-A:40-B:C, upstairs rated 10-B:C). It would be nice to have a kitchen-oriented extinguisher in the kitchen, and an extinguisher in any lab space that is appropriate to kinds of fires that might occur in that lab space and that won't damage the equipment kept in that lab. If we have any activity, materials, or apparatus in the space for which our fire extinguishers are not suitable, we should get new fire extinguishers that are compatible with them.
* The designated meeting place in case of evacuation is the sidewalk area in front of the Mi Ranchito market.
 
* For '''non-emergencies''' call '''415-553-0123'''.  
 
  
'''San Francisco City Services''': (graffiti, street conditions, alley cleaning, utilities, etc): '''311'''
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We have no sprinklers or other automated fire suppression (right?) and we have only one exit.  We should consider whether to do anything to improve the marking of the exit and the fire extinguishers.
  
'''Water''' (flooding): Call the landlord.
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It would be helpful for safety to ensure that we always have at least one phone available that doesn't depend on power and Internet access to make calls (a land line or cell phone). [[User:Schoen|Schoen]] 20:37, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
  
'''Minor Medical''' (< 10 hit points): There's a first aid kit in the middle of the south side of the classroom wall.
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==First aid==
  
'''Major Medical''' (>= 10 hit points, shop accident, gunshot wound, etc): Dial '''911''' for emergenciesThe closest hospital is the level 1 trauma center at [http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=2169+Mission+Street,+San+Francisco,+CA&daddr=1001+Potrero+Avenue,+San+Francisco,+CA+94110&hl=en&geocode=FZQ1QAId3we0-Ckj4QmuPH6PgDEc7XAJZFwvdg%3BFf0aQAIdGj-0-CEGHPMcxifjxynNLIZPSn6PgDHq8_yMjVnz0g&mra=ls&sll=37.756652,-122.405097&sspn=0.008041,0.013797&ie=UTF8&ll=37.761487,-122.41293&spn=0.007803,0.027595&z=15 San Francisco General Hospital - Emergency].  Google thinks there's a hospital very close by on 18th, but it's just a drug clinic and does not have emergency services.
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We have a first aid kit on the wall next to the kitchenWe could encourage Noisebridge members to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications. [[User:Schoen|Schoen]] 20:37, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
  
==Safety Committee==
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==Safety for projects, materials, and equipment==
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* Training
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* Rules or procedures
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* Documentation (e.g. MSDS)
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** Standard operating procedure at every lab I have ever worked at has been to have a binder containing MSDSs for all materials used in the lab. Some labs also had an electronic version in a CMS; we could add MSDSs to the wiki, as many MSDSs are available on the web. If someone wanted to spring for it, we could also get an account at http://www.msdsonline.com/ or someplace similar. [[User:Mlp|Mlp]] 23:00, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
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* Safety equipment or apparatus (e.g. protective clothing or eyewear, eyewash, ventilation, etc.)
  
If you'd like to volunteer some time with the Noisebridge Safety Committee, the mailing list is safety@lists.noisebridge.net. [https://noisebridge.net/pipermail/safety/ The archives are here.]
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==Physical security==
==Lab Safety Protocols==
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* A security grate is needed on the smaller window over the door.
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* Bolts on the security grates over the larger windows look somewhat weak. Could use some assessment and possible repair.
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* A stronger solid-core door / access control needed
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** More discussion in [[AccessSystem]]
  
See [[Noisebridge Lab Safety and Ethics Page]].
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==Safety in the chemistry lab==
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We're definitely going to need to build a fume hood. ANY reaction that evolves gas must be done with appropriate ventilation, even if it's a relatively harmless gas, and the vent over your average stove won't cut it. (I almost killed myself with carbon dioxide in my kitchen once, so I take this very seriously.) It would really be best if we built a fume hood with an air foil. I have a doc with instructions on how to build one, but it's scanned from a textbook so I really shouldn't upload it here. How much linear space is available near the existing exhaust vent? [[User:Mlp|Mlp]] 23:02, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
  
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Other things we will [[ThingsWeWant#Safety|need]]:
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* Fire extinguisher: ABC type for sure.
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* Bucket of sand. Check it once a week to make sure that the sand hasn't accreted into a solid block.
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* Nitrile gloves should always be in stock; they can be had cheap from American Science and Surplus.
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* Keep baking soda around for neutralizing acid spills, vinegar for neutralizing base spills.
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* Paper towels, loads of them.
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* A couple of lab coats. (~$17 at AS&S I think)
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* Safety goggles!!!!!
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* Eyewash bottle (always keep full with clean distilled water)
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* Decontamination shower (we might want to set this up outside in the alley, can make one from PVC)
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* Sulfur powder if anyone is working with mercury

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