Directions to the Arts& Sciences Machine Shop

The NPL Shop can best be reached by walking up OHara St to the front entrance Allen Hall. Once you enter into Allen Hall, walk straight up the stairs in front of you and then straight down the stairs at the top of the first landing. Once you are down the stairs, exit outside and turn right. You should see a door with a sign that says ‘Physics Machine Shop”. Simply follow the signs to the Shop. You can also get there by walking up University Drive and entering Old Engineering Hall. Go down the st...
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Punishments for safety Violations

From a message to NC State. Q: I am reaching out in my role as the Safety Officer for our department in search of details related to safety enforcement practices that I heard are being used in the Chem Dept at Univ of Pitt. Thanks in advance for your time, Melinda Box, M. Ed. A. I think we have distinguished between violations by Undergraduate Students, Teaching Assistants (including instructors) and Graduate Students here in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. T...
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Pitt’s AlertLine

The University created its hotline (AlertLine) to allow employees to report irregular or troublesome workplace issues. Reports can be made by calling a toll-free number or via a website. For more information you can access the AlertLine brochure at the following link: http://www.universityannouncements.pitt.edu/Alertline Brochure.pdf  1-866-858-4456 or pitt.alertline.com 
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Working with Hydrofluoric acid

If you work with Hydrofluoric acid (HF) you should know the first aid steps if you are exposed, use Calcium gluconate gel. Your lab should also have access to Calcium gluconate 2.5% gel.  Researchers can also order a Calcium gluconate wash fluid from the manufacturer Calgonate or a distributor.  Please contact the Department of Chemistry and/or EH&S if you have further questions. http://www.ehs.pitt.edu/assets/docs/hydrofluoric-acid.pdf -- A follow-up medical evaluation is required after ex...
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