Updated On December 10, 2013 - 11:00am

Winter Closure Safety Preparations

Vice Chancellor Economou and Assistant Vice Chancellor & Director James H. Gibson sent out a BruinPost on December 10, 2013 providing guidance to PIs, managers and supervisors with staff and/or students working in laboratories during the 2013 Winter Closure.  Contacts during the closure include the following:

  • Accidents, spills, fires - dial 9-1-1 from a campus phone OR 310 825-1491 from a cell phone.
  • Trouble Call issues - dial 310 825-9236
  • Serious injury reports - EH&S Hotline at 310 825-9797 and press option 2

The memorandum further reminded the campus community that under no circumstances should research staff and/or students work alone on procedures involving hazardous chemical or biological materials or other physical hazards.  While it is generally preferable for research staff and/or students to always work with a partner, some exceptions may be made for low-risk research activities if the PI/Supervisor verifies that an individual staff or student fully understands standard and emergency procedures, uses all required protective equipment, has ready access to an effective communication system that consists of a radio, telephone or cellular phone or other means that provide effective communication, such as personal alarm devices.  Please refer to the BruinPost for more detail.