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Rules

Welcome to the Molecular Mechatronics Laboratory. To maintain a safe and efficient environment, the following rules, procedures and information has been compiled. Please read this document carefully. You may not use lab facilities without reading and agreeing to these rules.

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Contents

Address and Phone Numbers

Street address

University of British Columbia
Brimacombe 341
2355 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Canada

Shipping address

Attn: John Madden
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Canada

Please ensure that a speed chart (four letter code) is present on the shipping labels of any packages coming in from other countries. This will enable UBC’s brokers to charge our account and speed up shipping.

Billing address

Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of British Columbia
2332 Main Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4
Canada

Phone numbers

Main Lab: (604) 822-6267
John Madden Office: (604) 827-5306
John Madden Home: (604) 221-9416

Emergency Phone Numbers

See wall by lab entrance.


General Rules



Mechanical Workshop (John Madden/ ECE Basement/ AMPEL student lab)

Machining operations are very dangerous. Think. Use common sense. Be careful.

Safety

Training / Operations

Cleanup

Food

Food is not allowed in the shop. Drinks must be in containers with non-spill lids.



Electronics Workshop


--Arash Takshi 17:03, 18 June 2008 (PDT)


Chemical Safety

General Safety Guidelines

The following points summarize the most important procedures to be observed by lab members using chemicals; however, such persons must also familiarize themselves with the UBC Chemical Safety Reference Manual.

Chemical Safety Equipment and Resources

Other Guidelines

Chemical Spills

REMEMBER A SUCCESSFUL SPILL CLEAN-UP IS ONE IN WHICH NO ONE GETS EXPOSED OR INJURED DURING THE CLEAN-UP. DON'T RUSH. DON'T WORK ALONE, AND DON'T CLEAN UP A SPILL UNTIL YOU ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE PROPERTIES OF THE CHEMICAL.

Chemical Check-In Procedure

The person who orders a given chemical is responsible for completing the following:

Chemical Waste Disposal

A couple of important points:


Liquid Chemical Waste

Solids

Put solid waste into glass or plastic containers, label them with fluorescent orange hazardous waste tags and store them with the other waste.

Gases

Empty gas cylinders should be labelled "EMPTY" and returned to ECE stores where the supplier will collect them.

Glass

Oil

There is a plastic bottle for waste oil in the flammables cabinet. Approved waste oils may all be poured in it:

No PCB contamination. Shouldn’t be a problem for this lab.

Other

Regulator’s Common Violations:

--Alexandros Dimopoulos 15:27, 25 August 2009 (PDT)


Computers and Software (Tissaphern Mirfakhrai)

Our computer network architecture is designed for enhanced communication and data sharing amongst colleagues. For the safety of our network it is important that all computer's operating system be updated and protected by antivirus software.We used to use Nod32, but we had to pay for it. When UBC bought a campus wide agreement with Sophos we switched to it because it was free. As far as outside free antivirus solutions this one is supposed to be good.

http://www.free-av.com/

http://www.free-av.com/

The department has a firewall to the outside network, but it is possible to get a virus from an infected machine inside the dept firewall so it is good to have something running. Both Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later)and Vista have built in firewalls. They work very well and should be all you need. If you are running Windows 2000 you could install comodo firewall, but run one firewall at a time.

http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/download_firewall.html

--Tissaphern Mirfakhrai 10:46, 15 October 2008 (PDT)


Agreement

YOU MUST HAND IN THE COMPLETED AGREEMENT FORM TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE LAB.

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES AND PROCEEDURES IS A PREREQUISITE FOR LABORATORY ACCESS. PLEASE SIGN THE FORM IF YOU HAVE UNDERSTOOD AND AGREE TO ALL THE ABOVE RULES AND PROCEEDURES.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH LAB RULES AND PROCEEDURES MAY RESULT IN REMOVAL OF LAB ACCESS PRIVILEDGES.

PLEASE REPORT VIOLATIONS TO JOHN MADDEN OR ARASH TAKSHI.

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