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==Safety Committee==
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==Medium Bad Things==
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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).
  
[[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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==In Case Of Bad Things==
  
[[User:Schoen|Seth Schoen]] - evenings (except Tuesday until Oct. 28)
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'''Police''': Dial '''911''' for emergencies.
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* The pay phone in the space is a VoIP phone and does not have 911 service. Call '''415-553-8090''' from that phone.
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* 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.
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* For '''non-emergencies''' (noise complaints, questions, etc...), call '''415-553-0123'''.
  
[[User:Mlp|Meredith L. Patterson]] - evenings generally, prefer 8pm or later
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'''Fire''': Dial '''911''' for emergencies.
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* The designated meeting place in case of evacuation is the sidewalk area in front of the Mi Ranchito market.
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* For '''non-emergencies''' call '''415-553-0123'''.
  
[[user:gba|Greg Albrecht]] - weekends & evenings that aren't monday or wednesday
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'''San Francisco City Services''': (graffiti, street conditions, alley cleaning, utilities, etc): '''311'''
  
[[User:Ioerror|Jacob Appelbaum]] - evenings
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'''Water''' (flooding): Call the landlord.
  
... looks like a '''Thursday''' evening might be plausible?
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'''Minor Medical''' (< 10 hit points): There's a first aid kit in the middle of the south side of the classroom wall.
  
==Fire safety==
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'''Major Medical''' (>= 10 hit points, shop accident, gunshot wound, etc): Dial '''911''' for emergencies.  The 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.
  
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.
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To learn more about emergency preparedness, take the local Red Cross [http://www.bayarea-redcross.org/pba/index.htm online course]
  
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.
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==Lab Safety Protocols==
  
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)
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See [[Noisebridge Lab Safety and Ethics Page]].
 
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==First aid==
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We have a first aid kit on the wall next to the kitchen.  We could encourage Noisebridge members to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications. [[User:Schoen|Schoen]] 20:37, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
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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.)
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==Physical security==
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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]]
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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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Revision as of 22:53, 22 October 2013

Medium Bad Things

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).

In Case Of Bad Things

Police: Dial 911 for emergencies.

  • 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.

  • 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

Water (flooding): Call the landlord.

Minor Medical (< 10 hit points): There's a first aid kit in the middle of the south side of the classroom wall.

Major Medical (>= 10 hit points, shop accident, gunshot wound, etc): Dial 911 for emergencies. The closest hospital is the level 1 trauma center at 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.

To learn more about emergency preparedness, take the local Red Cross online course

Lab Safety Protocols

See Noisebridge Lab Safety and Ethics Page.

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