Emergencies:

During business hours:  215-898-8000
From 5:00 pm to 8:00 am:  215-898-7208 or 215-746-6620 (University Operations Control Center)
Emergency Shutdowns - visit this page for the latest shutdown information.

Building Announcements:

Passenger Elevators: SMILOW CENTER FOR TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH
   Start Date: 09/20/2014    Start Time: 6:00 AM
   End Date: 09/21/2014    End Time: 4:00 PM

Repair to AHU#3 HVAC System: STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.
   Start Date: 09/18/2014    Start Time: 6:00 PM
   End Date: 09/18/2014    End Time: 10:00 PM

Second Notice: Electrical Power: CLINICAL RESEARCH BUILDING
   Start Date: 09/16/2014    Start Time: 4:30 AM
   End Date: 09/16/2014    End Time: 6:30 AM

EMERGENCY:Emergency Steam Outage: BLOCKLEY HALL
   Start Date: 09/13/2014    Start Time: 8:00 AM
   End Date: 09/13/2014    End Time: 4:00 PM

EMERGENCY:Domestic Water: JOHN MORGAN BUILDING
   Start Date: 09/11/2014    Start Time: 6:00 PM
   End Date: 09/11/2014    End Time: 10:00 PM

NOTICE:Elevator Test & Inspection: BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH BUILDING,STELLAR-CHANCE LABORATORIES,STEMMLER HALL, EDWARD J.
   Start Date: 09/13/2014    Start Time: 7:00 AM
   End Date: 09/27/2014    End Time: 4:00 PM

Electrical Power: CLINICAL RESEARCH BUILDING
   Start Date: 09/16/2014    Start Time: 4:30 AM
   End Date: 09/16/2014    End Time: 6:30 AM

Service Announcements:

REVISED BUILDING ADMINISTRATOR ASSIGNMENTS

There has been an adjustment to Building Administrator assignments, effective August 26th and until further notice. For a current listing of building assignments please click here.

Alcohol Service Center

Due to increased costs, Alcohol Service Center Prices will increase effective March 1st, 2014. Please click here to be directed to the Alcohol Page for more details and pricing.

Lab Freezer Removal

Do you have an old lab freezer you want to get rid of?  Business Services completed an addendum to the current Panasonic contract which created a new, collaborative effort/association with Panasonic and Scientific Apparatus Service for the free removal and recycling of old -20 and -80 Freezers from  our laboratories.  For more information, contact Dave Staskin in BSD (dstaskin@upenn.edu or 8-2482).

Bicycle Parking

In an effort to more effectively accommodate the increase of bicycle ridership at the University, bicycle corral parking is being created throughout the campus. Corrals are being placed at key locations toward the perimeter of the campus. Bicycle parking corrals reduce the potential for bicycle/pedestrian conflicts on the walks, improve security by providing video monitoring of corral locations, and enhance building access/circulation by removing the ad hoc placement of racks that has occurred over time. A new corral was recently completed in the yard of Blockley Hall across from Lot #44, and new corrals are being developed on Hamilton Walk and 36th Street. Over the next several weeks University representatives will be removing and relocating free standing bicycle racks in support of the corral plan. Upon the conclusion of this work, bicycle parking near the Perelman School of Medicine will increase from 450 to 658.

After August 26th please park your bicycle at the following nearby locations: south of Blockley Hall on Curie Boulevard, north of Blockley Hall on Guardian Drive, Stemmler Hall on Hamilton Walk, Johnson Pavilion entrance plaza on Hamilton Walk, Hamilton Walk and 38th Street, and/or 36th Street and Spruce Street. Additionally bicycles may be parked south of SCTR along East Service Drive. Parking of bicycles under cover is available in Lot #44; a small access fee applies.

See the University bicycle policy at https://provost.upenn.edu/policies/pennbook/2013/02/14/bicycle-policy. Bicycles are restricted from HUP, PCAM or SCTR and are discouraged from being brought into University facilities. Philadelphia fire code requires clear passage of building exits and exit passageways; bicycles may not be parked in building corridors or stairways. Bicycles shall not be locked, secured or otherwise parked to handrails, fences, trees, trip rails or in any manner that obscures free ingress/egress of any building, stair or pathway. Bicycle riding is prohibited on University Walks weekdays between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm.

See a campus plan showing bicycle corral locations and capacities at http://www.facilities.upenn.edu/maps(available 1 September). See also DPS bicycle safety information at http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/bicycle-safety-information/.

Curtis Bay Energy Roll-Out Schedule

For more information regarding the Curtis Bay Energy roll-out schedule to Perelman School of Medicine buildings, please click here.

Lab Water Filter Recycling

The Perelman School of Medicine in collaboration with Purchasing, EHRS and Millipore have launched a water filter recycling program for laboratories. The recycling of the filters will now be included in all service contracts. The service technician will collect the filters in large drums to be sent for recycling when full. The complete recycling program details can be found here. We are pleased that this partnership will allow another category of items to be diverted from the landfill.

PSOM Certified Green Offices

Congratulations to the following PSOM Certified Green Offices!

Level 3 – Global Health
Level 3 – Space Planning and Operations
Level 2 – Office of Organizational Effectiveness

See all of the certified offices on campus

RECYCLING CLOTHING

Goodwill donation bins (for clothing & shoes) will be available on campus effective April 9. 

Locations
Sansom Place West ("under" the building)
Rodin College House, front (behind the wall running along Locust Walk)

The bins are being placed on a trial basis. If this trial period is successful, it will become a permanent arrangement, supplementing our regular collections at PennMOVES.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tracy Hawkins at hawkinst@upenn.edu or 215-746-5101. 

GRL SHUTTLE DISCONTINUED

The GRL Shuttle is no longer in service. Please direct all questions to Security, 215-898-0196.

Your understanding is appreciated.  
James Atkinson
Chief Penn Medicine Security

AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DEFIBRILLLATORS

PSoM has automatic electronic defibrillators (AEDs) in four locations.  Each location is labeled. PSoM security officers and HUP Security staff at SCTR are trained in the use of AEDs. PSoM AEDs are maintained by Cardiac Science and tested to assure charge and usage date of enclosed materials. An AED can be deployed promptly by calling PSoM Security at 215-898-0669.

AED Locations

1) Stellar Chance109 Security Control Center: staffed and available 24/7

 2) Johnson Pavilion lobby security desk: staffed and available 24/7

3) BRB lobby security desk: staffed M-F, 8am - 5pm and available 24/7

4) Smilow Center for Translational Research (SCTR) lobby security desk: staffed M-F, 7am – 7pm and available 24/7

CHARITABLE DONATION PROJECT

Stemmler Classroom Renovations Provide New Furnishings to Nicaraguan School
click here to learn more

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING DISPOSAL OF INFECTIOUS SHARPS

 

HOW TO PROPERLY SECURE YOUR BIKE

It only takes 10 seconds to remove a cable lock from a bicycle. Learn how Public Safety recommends you secure your bike.

POLICY REQUIREMENTS FOR FILMING AT PENN MEDICINE

Filming at Penn Medicine may now require advance clearance.  In order to ensure that agreements, insurance, and other requirements are met, all photography/filming must be cleared in advance with the Communications Office in Public Affairs 215- 662-2560.  The new requirements can be found  here .


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