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Vol. LXIII, No. 4
February 18, 2011

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Have a question about some aspect of working at NIH? You can post anonymous queries at (click on the Feedback icon) and we’ll try to provide answers.

Feedback: Is there any department on campus that might be available for safety training (i.e., AED, CPR)? Something that might cover emergencies when waiting for an ambulance or police?

Response from the Office of Research Services: The Division of Occupational Health and Safety provides several courses in this area. The first class is a Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation class designed for health care providers but open to anyone. Other courses are designed only for the lay person. The first is a Heartsaver AED course and covers both CPR training and the use of automated external defibrillators. A Heartsaver First Aid course is also available. All classes offer instruction in adult, child, infant CPR, use of a pocket mask and use of AED. Classes are held in Bldg. 31 and registration can be done online at A course on adult CPR, use of pocket masks and use of the AED can also be arranged at your site. To schedule one, contact Mike Dunn at (301) 496-2960. More information is available at

Feedback: Every day there is one or more ASG security vehicles parked outside Bldg. 31 on the Cedar Lane side. Why are they there? What are they doing? Is there a problem with security in Bldg. 31?

Response from ORS: The contractor, ASG, is working in Bldg. 31 on the new Emergency Command Center as well as upgrading and repairing video security equipment for ORS and installing card readers for various institutes and centers. The contractor possesses an authorized and current contractor parking permit issued by the parking office. There is not a security problem in Bldg. 31.

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