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  1. PENN Medicine School of Medicine Business Administrator Forum Building Life-Safety Overview October 2007 Eric M. Weckel, AIA Executive Director, Space Planning & Operations Eugene C. Janda Deputy Fire Chief, Fire and Emergency Services Joseph R. Passante Industrial Hygiene Manager, EHRS

  2. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Goals for Today’s Overview • Raise awareness • Provide general life-safety guidelines • Promote self-monitoring and compliance • Provide assistance as needed

  3. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview School of Medicine facilities recently surveyed by AHJ and University agencies • The City of Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspection assures adherence to building codes and the Fire Marshall monitors adherence to fire code • At Penn, Fire and Emergency Services has responsibility for compliance with all federal, state and local fire/building codes; EHRS monitors and promotes health and environmental safety • Cooperation and teamwork of all building occupants is required to assure life-safety in our buildings

  4. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Life-Safety is everyone’s responsibility • It is the responsibility of all building occupants to promote and maintain life-safety. • In the laboratory environment, it is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator to assure compliance with the Laboratory Safety Policy, including use patterns that affect the life-safety attributes of the facility.

  5. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Self-Monitoring Guidelines/Checklist • Egress path is clear; exits are not blocked • Exit access corridor minimum passage is 44” • Lab/office aisle minimum passage is 36” • Pull-stations are not blocked • Exit passage doors are not locked • All exit signs are visible • No items are stored in the corridor • Items stored on shelves are 18” below the ceiling • No items are stored in mechanical equipment rooms • Access to electric panels and MER are clear

  6. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Self-Monitoring Guidelines/Checklist • No bikes in laboratory buildings • No bikes stored in corridors • Doors on closers not “propped” open • Supply storage is managed; clutter is reduced • No items are stored inappropriately on the floor • Safety shower access clear • Eye wash station access clear • No kitchen appliances in corridor • Extension cord uses are approved • Resistance heating use per FES guidelines

  7. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Self-Monitoring Guidelines/Checklist • Access to fume hood clear • Hood sash closed when not in use • Gas cylinders managed, cylinders strapped • Flammable liquids stored appropriately • Flammable liquid quantities managed • Radioactive materials stored appropriately • Sharps containers not overfilled • Room signage is up-to-date • Emergency contact data is up-to-date • Room data is up-to-date

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  11. Biosafety Cabinets Incubators NMR Liquid Oxygen Hazardous Gases (hydrogen, nitric oxide, carbon monoxide, anhydrous hydrogen fluoride) Lasers X-ray producing devices University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview EHRS Review Required

  12. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Next Steps January through June 08 FES, EHRS, SPO will assist Departments to: • Raise awareness/responsibilities • Remedy infractions • Reduce clutter • Dispose of outmoded equipment • Manage supply purchases/tanks • Manage bicycles in buildings • Improve housekeeping effectiveness • Adhere to Lab Safety Policy

  13. University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Building Life-Safety Overview Next Steps January through June 08 For a copy of the checklist see: www.med.upenn.edu/spo For coordination regarding life-safety follow-up: contact Paul Ostrander at 8.8000 or Ostrand2@mail.med.upenn.edu