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3. Emergency Response Information

The following programs are administered by the Physics Department, EHS, University Police and Fire Prevention
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    Emergency Guidelines

    Know the location of the emergency facilities in your workplace areas and how to use them (emergency phone numbers, evacuation routes and exits, fire extinguishers, first aid stations, chemical spill kits, eyewash fountains). If you don't know, ask your supervisor.

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    3.1. Emergency Contacts & Phone Numbers

    EMERGENCY CONTACTS PHONE ROOM

    UNIVERSITY

    Campus Emergency Centre –St. George Campus

    416-978-2222

    Metro Toronto Emergency Phone Number

    911



    PHYSICS

    Safety Officer

    416-978-2957

    MP128

    Chief Administrative Officer

    416-978-0627

    MP327

    Technical Service Manager

    416-978-0626

    MP070




    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety (CCOHS)

    905-570-8094

    Toll-free (Canada & U.S.)

    1-800-668-4284

    Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety website:

    www.ccohs.ca

    Emergency Spill Kits

    Physics Stores

    416-978-5232

    MP062

    Radiation Monitoring

    U/G 3&4 Year Labs

    416-978-1992

    MP128

    ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY 215 Huron St., 7th Floor

    Occupational Health & Safety Generalist

    416-978-8321

    HU702

    General Office

    416-978-6641

    HU702

    Emergency Procedures : https://ehs.utoronto.ca/report-an-incident/emergency-procedures/

    Report an incident: https://ehs.utoronto.ca/report-an-incident/

    HEALTH & WELLBEING PROGRAMS & SERVICES - 263 McCaul St., 2nd Floor

    website: http://well-being.hrandequity.utoronto.ca

    PERSONAL SAFETY & UofT ALERT

    Link to register at: http://safety.utoronto.ca/ See last tab at top of page "UofT Alert"

    ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SERVICES
    (Hazardous Materials) 215 Huron St. 7 th Floor

    Manager

    416-978-7000

    Chemical Waste Technicians

    416-978-4821

    Radiation Service Technicians

    416-978-2050

    RADIATION PROTECTION SECTION - 215 Huron St, 7 th Flr

    Chief Radiation Protection Officer

    416-978-2374

    Radiation Protection Officers (Licensing and Training)

    416-978-2028

    Radiation Safety Officers

    416-978-6846

    FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES - 215 Huron St, 7th Flr

    https://www.fs.utoronto.ca/main-property-management/fire-prevention/

    Laboratory Fire Safety: http://www.fs.utoronto.ca/main-property-management/fire-prevention/lab/

    Fire Protection Officer  - Jamie Donaldson

    416-946-8424


    3.2. First Aid and Eyewash Stations

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    • First Aid Stations and qualified First Aiders are posted on the Safety bulletin board located on all floors in the McLennan Physical Laboratories and on the H&S web site.
    • First Aid training (2 days) is offered through the EHS to employees willing to participate in the First Aid program. For registration details, contact Liz Glover in the H&S office,  phone 416-978-2231, Room 302.
    • Mikey Defibrillator The McLennan Buidling now has a Mikey Defibrillator which can be found in MP101.  For information about a Mikey Defibrillator please visit http://www.mikeynetwork.com

    FIRST AID LOCATIONS & TRAINED TARGET RESPONDERS (AED)

    Station Location Room First Aider Room
    Theoretical Office MP1109 Kenny Yip MP1023B
    Main Office outside MP328 Sheela Manek MP328A
    1st Year Lab Office MP128 Larry Avramidis MP128
    Phil Scolieri MP128
    April Seeley MP129
    4th Floor outside MP403
    Basement, Machine Shop MP067

    Eyewash Stations

    (a) Chemical spills or splashes on the skin or eyes should immediately be flushed with water for at least 15 minutes.
    (b) Seek medical attention.

    Area Room
    2nd Floor MP227
    Basement MP018 beside
    MP023
    MP037 opposite
    MP053 opposite
    MP057A
    MP063 beside
    MP066
    MP067 - machine shop
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    3.3. Fire Evacuation Procedures

    The University of Toronto Fire Prevention oversees the Fire safety policy within the McLennan building. Contact Wally Griswold, Fire Prevention Officer at 416-978-5299 or wally.griswold@utoronto.ca

    In case of fire

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    When fire alarm sounds

    1. EVACUATE the building immediately. This is a MANDATORY University Policy.
    2. DO NOT use elevators.
    3. KEEP CLEAR of the building to permit emergency access.
    4. DO NOT RE-ENTER until authorized by Fire or Police Personnel.
    5. FOR MOBILITY-IMPAIRED persons phone 416-978-2222 for assistance

    McLennan Physical Labs Fire / Emergency Exit

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    3.4. Emergency Response Procedures

    (a) Laboratories & Technical Facilities Shutdown:

    IF TIME AVAILABLE:    When alarm sounds, shutdown or block the output beam from all laser sources greater than Class II. Disable any high voltage or radiation sources that may be a hazard to emergency personnel. Leave the room immediately.

    IF NOT:  Leave on warning lights or signs as you exit building. Inform safety personnel about these hazards. Fire regulations requires that all phone calls, laboratory operations and computer work be terminated and building occupants leave the premises.

    Non-Compliance Procedures
    Emergency response personnel will report any person(s)who fails to leave the building promptly to safety officials. Names to be submitted Physics Health & Safety committee who will forward incident report to supervisory and departmental administration.

    (b)  Office & Lecture Area Shutdown:

    Terminate all office duties, meetings or lecture room duties upon hearing the alarm and leave the building immediately. FOLLOW FIRE EVACUATION PROCEDURES.

    3.5. Personal Safety & Security

    The Department of Physics has available a Safety Audit of the building outlining the various security measures undertaken with the co-operation of the University Police and Community Safety Coordinator at 416-978-1485. WalkSafer program provides campus escorts to all employees, students and visitors after dark. See their website at http://www.campuspolice.utoronto.ca/safety/walkSmart.htm

    Personal Safety and UofT Alert: Link to register for the service that allows the University to quickly send important messages via telephone, email and text at: http://safety.utoronto.ca/ see last tab at top of page 'UofT Alert'

    Access to Personal Information: Employees/Graduate Students/Teaching Assistants information  (phone numbers and room location) posted on the web directory can be restricted by contact: Julian Comanean, Physics webmaster, Room 805C, phone 416-946-0093 or email: icom@physics.utoronto.ca