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October 2004

Delphi Coordinators Teresa Rivas (left) and Nancy Wade.

Questions and suggestions from the staff to management may be submitted in confidence to the Delphi Coordinators (Teresa Rivas, left, and Nancy Wade). They should be submitted in written form, preferably via interoffice mail in a sealed envelope marked confidential. They must be signed. Detailed procedures for submitting questions are given in the UCAR Policies and Procedures Manual, section 4-1-2, and on the Delphi Web site. Staff Notes Monthly publishes questions and answers of general interest to staff, and the Delphi Web site has a log of all questions submitted since 1995.



Delphi Question #521 (received August 27): Why are there no fire alarm boxes in Center Green 2? How are we supposed to sound the alarm in case of a fire? Stopping to make a phone call in a burning building doesn’t seem reasonable.

Response (September 29): Center Green 2 is a fully sprinklered building and meets current building code requirements. If there is a fire, the sprinkler system will be activated, and an automatic dialer will let the fire department know they need to investigate. The fire alarm on the second floor in CG2 was upgraded when we remodeled it. Funding was not available to remodel the remainder of the building. The fire alarm in the remaining part of the building will be upgraded when that part is renovated.
— Marion Hammond, manager, UCAR Facilities Project


Delphi Question #522 (received August 27): Why hasn’t a Medical Emergency Response Team (MERT) been set up for the Center Green campus? I realize that there aren’t any labs or workshops at CG, but heart attacks, strokes, and the like can happen anytime, ­anywhere. Shouldn’t all employees be afforded the same level of protection?

Response (received September 6): The Center Green campus MERT was established on September 2 in accordance with Health, Environment and Safety Services program goals for fiscal year 2004.
— Milenda Powers, Safety and Site Services


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Paul Swarztrauber looks back on 41 years at NCAR

Farewell to a well-loved tree

Digital Image Library now easily accessible

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