General Requests

Please e-mail all requests to All emergencies should be called in to the Stanley Facilities cell phone, 510-326-0496, which is monitored 24/7.

For Room Reservations click here.

Stanley Hall Facilities Contacts
Main Number: 510-666-2666
Facilities Cell: 510-326-0496

Harry Stark
Director of Facilities and Engineering

Geoff Bingaman
Stanley Hall Building Manager

Thom Opal
Environmental Health & Safety Specialist

Kris Thompson
Stanley Hall Assistant Building Manager

Media Inquiries & Requests to Film in Stanley Hall

Mackenzie Smith
QB3-Berkeley Communications Manager


Safety and Access

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Emergency Requests

If there is a life-threatening emergency, dial 911 from a building phone, or 510-642-3333 from a cell phone.

For Facilities emergency issues (such as burst pipes or a condition where significant damage to the facility or personal injury may result) call 510-326-0496. Please make sure to reach someone. If you cannot get a response, please call the Physical Plant at 510-642-1032.

Environment, Health & Safety

The Stanley Hall Safety Committee meets quarterly, on the 2nd Wednesday of the months of March, June, September, and December, from 11:00 a.m. to noon, in room 177 Stanley Hall. Safety representatives from each workgroup (laboratory, core facility, administrative unit, etc.) are required to attend each meeting, or send another member of the group in their absence.

The Stanley Hall Safety Committee serves as both Stanley Hall’s building safety committee and QB3’s department safety committee. This Committee serves as a forum for all safety-related issues. Topics will include reviews of incidents and related lessons-learned, announcements of training opportunities and inspection programs, and discussions regarding inspection findings. Minutes from each meeting will be posted in the resources section below, as well as in Stanley Hall room 174E.

Stanley Hall Building Emergency Plan (BEP) (pdf)
is the building safety document that outlines emergency procedures, contact information, maps of evacuation routes and the Emergency Assembly Area, and other related building and campus emergency information. Cal/OSHA requires all occupants of Stanley Hall to have documented training on this BEP.

New Employee Safety Training (pdf)

Chemical Spills

Spill response carts are available on the north side of each floor (except B3), in the Emergency Response room. Lab employees’ common room keys will allow access to these supplies. Refer to Stanley Hall Chemical Spill Procedures for more detailed instructions.

Environment, Health and Safety Resources

QB3 Department Safety Coordinator and Stanley Hall Building Coordinator: Thom Opal, 174C
Stanley Hall, 666-3307 (office); 207-4770 (cell); 326-0496 (off-hours);

• Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S)
• EH&S Publications: Fact Sheets, Guidelines, and Booklets
• Chemical Waste Management
• Chemical Inventory Program
• Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
• Report of Unsafe Condition or Hazard Form
• Occupational Accident , Injury or Illness Investigation Report Form
• University Health Services (UHS)/ Tang Center
• Computer Workstation Ergonomics – UHS
• UC Police Department, Public Safety Information
• UC Berkeley Campus Emergency Information

Stanley Hall Safety Committee Minutes

12-8-2010 Meeting
9-8-2010 Meeting
6-9-2010 Meeting
3-10-2010 Meeting
12-9-2009 Meeting
9-9-2009 Meeting
6-10-2009 Meeting
3-11-2009 Meeting
12-10-2008 Meeting
9-10-2008 Meeting
6-11-2008 Meeting
9-12-2007 Meeting

Computer Workstation Ergonomics

Employees who use their computers for four hours or more per day are encouraged to request an ergonomic evaluation of their computer workstation. University Health Services sponsors an Ergonomics@Work Program. Contact the QB3 Safety Coordinator, Thom Opal (666-3307; for an in-person computer workstation evaluation, or for any other ergonomic or repetitive-motion concerns (such as laboratory pipetting).

Room Reservation System

QB3 has an online room reservation system that allows you to view all conference rooms, the Atriums, the three General Assignment Classrooms (105, 106 and 179) and the Multimedia Room, 177 (you can also view scheduled utility shutdowns that might impact your research). With a login username and password, Stanley occupants can reserve any of the conference rooms, except 808. Requests from Stanley occupants for login username and password should be sent to

Requests for the General Assignment Classrooms, Conference Room 808, Atriums, or other specialty areas can be submitted through the Stanley Hall reservation request system. Provide all required information and your request will generally be processed within one week.

Building Access

Stanley Hall is mainly a research facility. The main entry door is open Monday through Friday 7 AM to 6 PM. Other entry doors are accessible by card key only. All building occupants must have either a Cal ID or another UCPD issued card key (for non-UC employees) to be able to gain access to the building during off-business hours. Some rooms are also on card key access. UCPD does not allow metal key overrides to be issued for doors on the card key system; so for those areas, card keys are required.

These are the rooms/areas with card key access:

• Exterior Doors
• Conference Rooms – Rms 221, 321, 421, 482, 521, 621, 808
• Bike Storage Room – Rm 159
• Rad Waste Room – Rm 161
• Medical Waster Room – Rm 163
• NMR Suite – B304
• Crystallography Suite – Rm 331
• Server Room – 260M
• Server Room – 324N
• BNC Area – Level 1 (east side)
• Stockroom – Rm 156

Metal keys will be issued for all other areas:

• Lab or Office Key
• Common Area Key (which opens):
º Liquid Nitrogen Area – Rm 170 (at loading dock)
º Workrooms on your floor
º Equipment Rooms on your floor
º Instrument Rooms
º Mailroom – Rm 176
º Showers on Level B1
º Autoclave and Glasswash rooms on levels B2, 2, 3, 4, and 6
º Emergency Response Room
º Copiers in Rooms 334 and 434

Protection of equipment and personal valuables:
Many people both on and off campus have an interest in walking through Stanley Hall at this time. UCPD reports that most crimes on campus happen between 1 PM and 5 PM, Monday through Friday because the criminals can more easily blend in with the crowds of people or “hide in plain sight.” Securing all your valuables and not leaving areas unsecured will help prevent theft. Please make sure that doors close securely behind you; and do not prop doors open, especially in unoccupied areas. Do not invite criminals in!

Other ways to prevent theft:

• Do not open doors for people you do not know. Ask which lab or office they belong to. Or inform
them you will let the Facilities Office (Room 174) know that they need access.
• Do not label keys with the area or room numbers they operate.
• Report any lost keys or card keys immediately. Card keys can be turned off in minutes, preventing
their use.
• Do not leave keys or card keys lying around, especially in public areas.
• Turn in any keys found to the Facilities Office.
• Do not loan keys to anyone.
• Make sure to collect keys from all departing students or employees. All keys must be returned to
the Facilities Office immediately upon departure. Do not keep these keys as spares.

Custodial Services

PPCS Custodial Services is providing general building services at this time. Here are suggestions for maintaining your regular service:

• Do not leave trash or containers in the hallway. The hallways should be clear at all times in case of an emergency. This includes all stairwells or any exit area.
• Do not use non-PPCS garbage bags. PPCS requires the use of black, beige, brown, or gray garbage bags. PPCS will not remove trash in clear, red, or orange bags.
• Do not put needles in trash or leave them on floor. Needles must be put into a “sharps container.” If custodial workers see a needle on the ground or in the garbage, they will not service the area.
• In the labs, custodial workers will not service unknown items spilled on the floor. For their safety, if they see a powder, paste, or liquid on the floor of a wet lab, the workers will not service the area
unless they know the material is non-hazardous.
• For general guidance on the disposal of hazardous material, consult the EH&S Hazardous Waste Management website.

Chemical containers are only to be placed in trash if:
• The container is triple rinsed.
• The container is defaced, either by the label being torn off or by having a large black “X”
marked on it.
• They are dry.

Follow these guidelines for disposal of uncontaminated, broken glass by custodial staff:
• Glass cannot be placed in regular trash cans.
• Box must be totally closed and sealed with tape.
• Box cannot have any crack opening or holes.
• Box cannot have any wet spots.
• Box cannot have any objects sticking out.
• Box should be in a manageable condition (not heavy, should be sturdy).
• Box must be labeled “Broken Glass.”
• Please also mark the box “Trash, Please Remove.” The Custodial staff will then pick it up and properly dispose of it.
• Send special clean-up requests to

Other Building Features and Information

Room Locations:

• Emergency Response Rooms: B254, B154, 134, 254, 354, 454, 554, 654, 754
• Autoclaves: B127, 127, 235, 348B, 430, 633
• Ice Machines: B225, B103B, 127, 277, 365, 465, 531A, 633, 727
• Glass Wash Rooms: B227, 235, 430
• Showers: B136A, B136B
• Vending Machine Room: B135
• Liquid Nitrogen Fill Station: 170
• Stockroom: 156
• Bike Room: 159
• Radiation Waste Room: 161
• Medical Waste Room: 163
• Mail Room: 176
• Human Resources: 108
• Contracts & Grants: 206
• Communications: 206
• Purchasing: 174
• Facilities: 174
• Café: 178
• Conference Rooms: 221, 321, 421, 482, 521, 621, 808 (only south elevator goes to 808)

Liquid Nitrogen Filling Stations: Stanley Hall is equipped with three Liquid Nitrogen Filling Stations. The two located in the NMR rooms are specific to those labs. The main filling station is located in Room 170 at the loading dock on the first floor at the northwest corner of the building. The common area key signed out to each occupant will provide access to this area. There is an automatic filling station for use with pressurized vessels, and manual fill station for non-pressurized vessels. There is an incline going down into the room so caution should be taken when entering and exiting. Please see contact the Facilities Office for guidance on safe use of these fill stations.

Dry Ice (sign-out required) is available in the Stockroom, Room 156. Please contact RES Receiving, if you have any questions. If you plan to ship materials packed with dry ice, please contact  or campus EH&S.

Vending Machines are located in Room B135. This room is on the north side of the building by Stairwell 1.

Bicycles should not be kept in labs or offices. Stanley Hall is equipped with a bicycle storage room for day use by occupants. It is on card key entry, and access must be requested through Building Facilities ( There are also bicycle racks on the west side of the building for locking up bikes outside.

Additional bicycle parking exists on the southeast corner of Heart Memorial Mining Building, the north side of Latimer Hall, and the south, west, and east sides of Evans Hall.

Postings may not be taped or stapled to walls. Stanley Hall has white boards or chalk boards with cork boards, in all the elevator lobbies. The following are rules for postings in general areas at Stanley Hall:

• All postings must be dated with the date initially hung. Any posting without a date will be removed.
• Regular postings have a shelf life of two weeks.
• Event announcement postings expire the day after the event.
• No solicitation postings.
• Postings should have something to do with the building’s science or occupant events.

Alcohol Use:
University policy requires that for any event being held on campus where alcohol will be served, whether for sale or not, a Permission to Serve Alcoholic Beverages form must be filled out and submitted to the UC Police Department (UCPD) for approval. Groups wishing to serve alcohol should complete the following steps in this order: 1) complete the top section of the form in full, 2) submit the form to the sponsoring group for signature approval, 3) submit the form to the Stanley Hall Facilities staff for signature approval, and 4) send a copy to UCPD. A copy of the UCPD fully approved form should be on hand at every function. The form needs to be received by UCPD at least one week prior to event date. Events failing to complete or have the form on hand may be denied the serving of alcohol.