Operational Procedures

Opening Procedures

Closing Procedures

At the start of your shift

Always

Switching Shifts

When a class is scheduled in the BCRC

Before you leave

Lost & Found Policy

When you find an item:

  1. Determine if the item can be placed in the regular Lost & Found or if it belongs in the secure Lost & Found. The secure Lost & Found is for items that are likely to be stolen from the regular Lost & Found (calculators, wallets, ids, etc.). If you have any doubt, secure it and report it to the BCRC staff mailing list.

    A. For regular Lost & Found items:
    a) Wrap it up with a white sheet of paper
    b) Write the date that it was found and possibly where
    c) E-mail the BCRC staff mailing list
    d) Place the lost and found item in the Black Cabinet

    B. For secure Lost & Found items:
    a) Wrap it up with a white sheet of paper
    b) Write the date that it was found and possibly where
    c) E-mail the BCRC staff mailing list
    d) Ask Steve if he can secure the item in his office

Emergencies

In a serious emergency, call 911

Snow

Before coming to work on a snowy day, check the campus closing page http://www.umass.edu/closing/ ). If the campus is closed, so is the BCRC. If the snow begins later in the day, stay alert for news of the campus closing. The BCRC staff may determine that the conditions outside are poor enough to close early. If this is the case, make sure to properly shut down the lab and post a sign on the door.

Fire or Fire Alarm

Familiarize yourself with the evacuation route, location of the fire extinguisher, and fire alarms.

Chemical Spill

Some chemical spills may require the building to be evacuated. If necessary, evacuate immediately closing all doors behind you.

Power outage

In the event of a power outage, evacuate the BCRC and turn off all of the Powramids. Open again when lighting returns.

Questions

If you have questions or need help, please contact:
Name Office Phone
Steve Brewer 317A Morrill Science Center 545-2272 (office) 658-8129 (cell)
George Drake 545-2625 (office)
Sally Ives 545-0449