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

Scheduling

Employees should provide the Director with a list of the hours they're available to work before Friday of the first week of the semester. The Director will construct a regular schedule for the BCRC.

Before the first week of the semester and before Finals week, the Director will offer wiki pages that allow staff to sign up for blocks of time directly, usually with the proviso that the first to sign up should sign up for not more than 6 hours until everyone has had a chance to sign up for hours (i.e. until two or three days has passed).

Frequently, when holidays are on Monday, other days in the week will run according to a Monday schedule. The BCRC will always run according to the University schedule.

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 311A Morrill Science Center 545-2272 (office) 658-8129 (cell)
George Drake 545-2625 (office)
Sally Ives 545-0449