Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Beyster Building Safety Information

The Beyster Building is home to CSE. It is important that the students, faculty, and staff who use the building are aware of the campus and building safety policies and procedures in case of an emergency. You are encouraged to review the information below for general preparedness. You can also contact:

Facilities Coordinator
Brian Rice
3965A Beyster Bldg.
brrice@umich.edu
734-764-2132
CSE Department Manager
Kelly Cormier
3705 Beyster Bldg.
kcormier@umich.edu
734-764-8505
CSE Safety
Committee

cse.safety.comm@umich.edu


Indoor Drone Use Policy

The Indoor Drone Use Policy for the Beyster Building is here.

Emergency Information:

Fire:

Fires on college campuses can occur in classrooms, kitchen areas, and labs, as well as in other areas. In case of a fire, exit the building using the nearest or alternative safe route. Congregate in the main parking lot on Hayward Street on the north side of the building or in the Gerstacker Grove on the south, away from the building.
Active Shooter:

An armed person who has used deadly physical force on other persons and continues to do so while having unrestricted access to additional victims is categorized as an active shooter. The first thing you should do is have an escape route and attempt to evacuate. Evacuate even if others disagree and remember to leave your belongings. For important detailed information on how you should react during and after an active shooter incident, visit the Division of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) website. The DPSS page includes important guidelines and a highly informative video entitled "Run. Hide. Fight."
Severe Weather:

Severe weather includes inclement weather during which there is a severe weather warning. Go immediately to one of the two designated storm shelters in the building: rooms 1670 or 1690 Beyster Building.
Lab Accidents:

The best way to prevent lab accidents is to be prepared and knowledgeable about what you are working with such as equipment, chemicals, or biological materials. Having a range of knowledge for each type or chemical/biological class of hazard you will work with is called a "working understanding" of your environment in the lab. Contact 911 or OSEH at (734) 647-1143.
Injury and Medical Emergency:

If emergency medical attention is needed, call 911 immediately. 

In the case of a sudden cardiac arrest, proper use of an Automated Electronic Defibrillator (AED) device can greatly increase the chance of survival. Red AEDs are located right next to the elevator doors (main elevator shaft) on each floor of the Beyster Building. To review how to use an AED, please see this interactive video.

First aid kits can be found in the undergraduate advising office (2808), on top of the refrigerator in the 2nd floor lounge (2901), in the graduate office (3909), in the CSE office (3808), in the loading dock (3969), and on top of the refrigerators in the 3rd and 4th floor kitchens (3649 and 4649).

For non-life threatening injury or illness, go to:

U-M Occupational Health Services
University Health Services

For more information about safety and security at the College please visit the College of Engineering Safety website.

APRIL Machine Shop Safety:

APRIL Machine Shop General Safety Policy

APRIL Machine Shop Rules and Operating Procedures

After an Emergency or Safety Related Incident:

All safety related incidents (accidental injury, violence, disasters, medical emergencies, and security threats) occurring within College of Engineering facilities must be reported to the College of Engineering Safety Committee using the CoE Safety Investigation Form.

Other Safety Links: 

U of M Police Department

U of M Occupational Safety and Environmental Health

U of M Hazard Guidelines

U of M Safety Training


Indoor Drone Use Policy

Published June 27, 2017 – CSE Safety Committee

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According to University of Michigan policy, indoor use of a drone or Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) on UM property does not require an application or waiver, but may only occur in a University space or building that has established policies and procedures to permit the safe operation of drones, and only with written permission from the both the building manager (Brian Rice) and unit administrator (Kelly Ann Gratz).

The following constitutes the Beyster Building Best Practices document in regards to safe operation of drones inside Beyster. This policy pertains to research- and CSE camp-related drone flight only. Personal drone flight is not allowed in the building.

  • CSE requires groups to reserve Tishman Hall for use during the drone flight. A facility manager (Brian Rice) and faculty experienced with UAS must supervise the flight operation.

  • UAS free flight is not allowed in the Beyster building. UAS's should not be flown in hallways or gathering areas of Beyster.

  • Eye protection must be worn by people within 20 feet of the UAS when it is in flight.

  • Heavier multicopters (over 250g) operating in open spaces require some combination of tethering, the use of prop guards to protect against potential injury from spinning blades, safety glasses, and clearly marking/blocking the area to minimize chances of a bystander wandering into the flight area.

  • CSE will consider a store-purchased drone to be one that has no modifications added to the drone. If someone adds anything to the drone which changes the design or integrity of the drone it will be considered built from scratch.

  • No minor can operate any drone without the direct attention and proximity of a qualified and designated supervising adult.

  • Faculty using drones during high school summer camps held in Beyster are required to adhere to the requirements for "heavier multicopters" for the safety of minors attending the camps, as noted above.

  • Individual faculty are responsible for ensuring the safety of any flight occurring strictly in their research labs.

  • Anyone seeking to fly a drone outdoors must work with the UM Autonomous Systems Committee (IASC) led by Pete Washabaugh to gain proper authorization.