Safety

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Emergency? Call 911

  • You are at All Hands Active
  • Our address is 255 E. Liberty St. Suite 225, Ann Arbor, MI 48104. It is on the corner of E. Liberty St. and S. Fifth Ave. in downtown Ann Arbor.
  • We are in the basement, just below the Afternoon Delight Cafe.
  • When it is possible to safely do so, notify the Board of Directors at board@allhandsactive.org

I am worried for my own or other's safety

  1. Avoid putting yourself or others in harms way
  2. Someone is using or threatening violence: Get to safety and call 911
    1. When the situation is over and you are safe, please send an email to board@allhandsactive.org
  3. There are gas leaks, severe flooding, uncontrollable fire, etc.: please alert any others nearby, evacuate the building immediately, and call 911 when it is safe to do so.
    1. When the situation is over and you are safe, please send an email to board@allhandsactive.org
  4. Someone appears to not be using a tool safely: if you can, help them to use it safely, or help them find someone who knows how.

Someone has stolen/is attempting to steal stuff

  1. In progress?
    1. Tell them the item is not for sale/can't be borrowed, and to ask you if they have any questions.
    2. If they do not return the items, tell them you will call the cops. Try to get a good description of the person, but do not put yourself in danger.
    3. If they still don't stop and you think the item is of significant value, do not intervene, but call 911, then email board@allhandsactive.org when it is safe to do so.
    4. If they still don't stop and you think the item is of low value, do not intervene, but email board@allhandsactive.org when it is safe to do so.
    5. Do not do anything that would put you or others in harms way
  2. Are they gone? As soon as safely possible, please remember to email board@allhandsactive.org.
    1. Include details as noted in this document here
    2. If the property of someone ELSE was taken, please include contact information for that person!

Keep AHA safe by

  • If you have long hair, keep it tied back when you are around power tools.
  • If you are unsure about how to use a tool, ask someone for help.
  • Only use tools you have completed training with.
  • Only using tools you are comfortable with.
  • Help others when you see them doing unsafe things.
  • Wear safety goggles or glasses around when around power tools.


OUTDATED INFO BELOW

Safety Gear!

First Aid Kits

  • By the Front Desk (REPLACED ON 12/15/14)
  • Hanging from the Hand Tool Wall (REPLACED ON 12/15/14)
  • In the Loud Noise Room
  • Much thanks to Ana, who has helped us significantly in this area.

Additional Safety Gear in the Loud Noise Room

  • Safety Glasses
  • Gloves
  • Masks

Fire Extinguishers

  • At the Electronics Workbench
  • In the Loud Noise Room
  • Just outside the bathrooms
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