We currently have two smoke detectors (one upstairs and one downstairs). We have one fire extinguisher rated to 3-A:40-B:C. It would be nice to have a comparable extinguisher upstairs, as well as a kitchen-oriented extinguisher in the kitchen, and an extinguisher in any lab space that is appropriate to kinds of fires that might occur in that lab space and that won't damage the equipment kept in that lab. If we have any activity, materials, or apparatus in the space for which our fire extinguishers are not suitable, we should get new fire extinguishers that are compatible with them.
We have no sprinklers or other automated fire suppression (right?) and we have only one exit. We should consider whether to do anything to improve the marking of the exit and the fire extinguishers.
It would be helpful for safety to ensure that we always have at least one phone available that doesn't depend on power and Internet access to make calls (a land line or cell phone). Schoen 20:37, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
We will get a first aid kit and keep it in an obvious place downstairs. We could encourage Noisebridge members to obtain First Aid and CPR certifications. Schoen 20:37, 1 October 2008 (PDT)
Safety for projects, materials, and equipment
- Rules or procedures
- Documentation (e.g. MSDS)
- Standard operating procedure at every lab I have ever worked at has been to have a binder containing MSDSs for all materials used in the lab. Some labs also had an electronic version in a CMS; we could add MSDSs to the wiki, as many MSDSs are available on the web. If someone wanted to spring for it, we could also get an account at http://www.msdsonline.com/ or someplace similar.
- Safety equipment or apparatus (e.g. protective clothing or eyewear, eyewash, ventilation, etc.)
- A security grate is needed on the smaller window over the door.
- Bolts on the security grates over the larger windows look somewhat weak. Could use some assessment and possible repair.
- A stronger solid-core door / access control needed
- More discussion in AccessSystem