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11/30/2016

Public Safety Bulletin – Safety of Electronic Devices

Public Safety Bulletin – Safety of Electronic Devices

Around the country, and more recently on college campuses in our region, individuals have been seriously injured and property has been lost or damaged due to malfunctioning phones and their components.This month at Rowan University in New Jersey, a student received burn injuries to his hand and leg when an aftermarket portable charging unit exploded in his pocket along with his cell phone. Additionally, there have been consumer warnings issued about the use of aftermarket chargers that are not specifically designed by the manufacturer for use with each specific phone.

USciences Department of Public Safety would like all students to be aware of these hazards and exercise sound judgment and due caution with regard to these devices in an effort to protect the health, lives and property that comprise our campus community. In addition to the danger from heat and fire these devices, when burning, can give off noxious, poisonous gases as byproducts of incomplete combustion. If one of these devices does catch fire, do not attempt to handle the device, notify campus authorities immediately and distance yourself from the device following accepted procedures for fires on campus.

It is recommended to do the following:

  • Charge your phone using the original manufacturer provided charging cable or power unit
  • When charging devices, keep them in open well ventilated cool, dry places
  • Avoid overcharging devices by leaving them connected to a charger after the charge is complete (as in overnight, or while at class all day)
  • If your device has been recalled, please return it to your retailer for an exchange as soon as possible
  • If you must purchase a third party aftermarket charging device, it is recommended to check for product safety reviews before making your purchase

It is recommended that you avoid:

  • Charging your phone or device in your pocket, purse, bag, etc.
  • Overheating your phone or exposing it to extremely cold conditions while charging

Please see the link below for related media:

Rowan Student Burned After Cell Phone Catches Fire

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Student-Burned-After-Cellphone-Catches-Fire-at-Rowan-University-Student-Center-400777511.html

 

Your partners in safety,

USciences Department of Public Safety

11/07/2016

SEPTA Strike has ENDED

Dear USciences Community:

As of early this morning, the SEPTA Strike has come to a conclusion, and full services will be restored over the next 24 hours. FULL SERVICE will be restored by tomorrow morning, Tuesday November 8. Until then, we will continue to run our shuttles throughout the day today back and forth to 30th Street Station for the morning and afternoon commutes. We appreciate your kind patience, understanding and constructive suggestions over this past week. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Public Safety on the non-emergency number at 215-895-1117.

Best regards,
USciences Department of Public Safety

11/02/2016

Updated Shuttle Schedule - 11/2/2016

USciences Van Shuttle Map in Paint (002)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

In an effort to better serve commuters affected by the SEPTA city transit strike, we have decided to implement a shuttle van schedule for those arriving and departing from 30th Street Station. In addition, we ask that you also refer to the above map and note the shuttle van pick up location at 30th Street Station.

Please understand that all times are approximate due to increased traffic.

We want to thank to all those who provided valuable feedback. Based on this feedback, we have added one earlier shuttle in the afternoon that departs from Starbucks® at 42nd & Woodland at 3:30 pm. You can see this reflected in the updated schedule below.

If you have any questions, please call Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Any additional updates will also be posted at http://emergency.usciences.edu.

While we hope the strike will be settled as soon as possible, we will continue to evaluate and adjust our plans as needed.

Sincerely,

Valerie Weil, MD
Chief Operating Officer

 

Morning Schedule

Shuttle # 1

Arrival at 30th Street Station 7:00 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 7:30 AM

 

Shuttle # 2

Arrival at 30th Street Station 7:30 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 8:00 AM

 

Shuttle #3

Arrival at 30th Street Station 8:30 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 9:00 AM

 

Shuttle #4

Arrival at 30th Street Station 9:00 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 9:30 

 

Afternoon Schedule

*Starbucks 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue

Shuttle # 1

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 3:30 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 4:00 PM

 

Shuttle # 2

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 4:15 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 4:45 PM

 

Shuttle # 3

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 4:45 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 5:15 PM

 

Shuttle #4

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 5:15 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 5:45 PM

 

Shuttle #5

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 5:45 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 6:15 PM

11/01/2016

Updated Shuttle Schedule

USciences Van Shuttle Map in Paint (002)

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students,

In an effort to better serve commuters affected by the SEPTA city transit strike, we have decided to implement a shuttle van schedule for those arriving and departing from 30th Street Station. In addition, we ask that you also refer to the above map and note the shuttle van pick up location at 30th Street Station.

Please understand that all times are approximate due to increased traffic.

We want to thank to all those who provided valuable feedback. If you have any questions, please call Public Safety at 215-895-1117. Any additional updates will also be posted at http://emergency.usciences.edu.

While we hope the strike will be settled as soon as possible, we will continue to evaluate and adjust our plans as needed.

Sincerely,

Valerie Weil, MD
Chief Financial and Operating Officer

 

Morning Schedule

Shuttle # 1

Arrival at 30th Street Station 7:00 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 7:30 AM

 

Shuttle # 2

Arrival at 30th Street Station 7:30 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 8:00 AM

 

Shuttle #3

Arrival at 30th Street Station 8:30 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 9:00 AM

 

Shuttle #4

Arrival at 30th Street Station 9:00 AM

Disembark 30th Street Station at 9:30 AM

 

Afternoon Schedule

Shuttle # 1

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 4:15 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 4:45 PM

 

Shuttle # 2

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 4:45 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 5:15 PM

 

Shuttle #3

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 5:15 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 5:45 PM

 

Shuttle #4

Disembark Starbucks* at approximate 5:45 PM

Arrival 30th Street Station at 6:15 PM

*Starbucks 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue