Weight Watchers Meetings at Work

Good news! Weight Watchers meetings are coming to Mount.

Whether you already attend meetings somewhere else, or you’re looking for a way to keep on track with your diet and exercise (among other dimensions of wellness), consider this convenient resource for building community, motivation and accountability.

Meetings will take place Fridays at 8:00 AM in Mount Hall Room 225, starting in November. Here’s how we’ll kick things off:

  • Sign-up/Information Meeting is 11/3
  • University is Closed 11/10
  • First Meeting is 11/17

Need help signing up? Carie Moran, the Mount hall site champion, can show you how to sign up or change your meeting location.

Biometric Health Screenings and Flu Vaccinations October 30

It is important that you Know Your Numbers.  By knowing your BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar (either glucose and/or A1C) values, you can make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses.   You can obtain your health values annually with your primary care provider (PCP) or at an upcoming biometric screening event:

PCP Visit

If you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your PCP, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).  Provide your PCP with theKnow Your Numbers Provider Form and submit the completed form to the OSU Health Plan.  (Form accessible after Jan. 1, 2017)

or

On-Campus Screening Event

On Oct. 30th,  the OSU Health Plan’s RN Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in our department  to complete complimentary screenings and flu shots.  See below for registration details.

Once you obtain your required health values [height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and a blood sugar value (either glucose or A1C)], complete your PHA to complete level one of the incentive program.  Your PHA (a 15 minute online questionnaire) can be found here.

Registration Details:

If you would like to register for the upcoming biometric health screening in our department, follow the steps below:

  1. Go here and click “Start Here”, then “Schedule a Biometric Screening”.
  2. Log in with your Ohio State name.# and password.
  3. Highlight “Biometric Health Screening” and/or “Flu Vaccination” then find the “appointment code” box.
  4. In the “Appointment Code” box type in MOUNT17   Do NOT copy and paste as this doesn’t always work to activate the code. 
  5. Click “Find Appointments or Classes”- This will show only the appointments available for this screening event.
  6. Continue to schedule the appointment.  If you experience any difficulty, please contact Customer Service at 292-4700 with your Appointment Code.

Please remember that participating in the wellness program is completely voluntary. We understand that your health history is very personal — protecting your information and keeping it private is of utmost importance to us. While participating in YP4H, the personal information that you provide, whether online or in person, is only available to you and those whom you authorize to access it. Beyond the team at the OSU Health Plan, your nurse, health coach, or your own PCP, no other Ohio State personnel will see or have access to your results.

*Please use health values obtained since December 1, 2016.

 

Lactation Room Use

Q: Is the lactation room an alternate privacy room?

A: No. Our Mount Hall lactation room must be booked on Outlook, and is exclusively for lactation purposes. Just like you wouldn’t squat in a meeting room to take calls, the lactation room is solely a bookable space for those in need. We ask that you be courteous and only use the room if you have booked it for the intended purpose.

For parties who do need it, the lactation room is located on the ground floor in room 018A, and labeled ‘Lactation Room’. The space features a small fridge, sink, chair and clock. Requests for booking permission can be made to Aaron Pickering.

Are you in need of a ground floor privacy room? Room 022A is located on the opposite side of the kitchen and is available for short uses. This space is not bookable, but if it is full, privacy rooms are also located on floors one and two. For a full map of privacy rooms around Mount, take a look at our interactive map.

Mount Hall Loading Dock Renovation

The loading dock behind Mount Hall is undergoing renovation.

The renovations will occur June 28 to July 24 and will require the removal of dumpsters and closure of four adjacent parking spots. During this time we ask that you utlizize the Pressey Hall dumpsters to discard any trash or recyclable items.

*Rain storms have delayed construction, new tentative end date, July 24*

Closed parking spaces and a construction timeline are included below:

Mount Hall Loading dock parking closures

Mount Hall renovations

 

Food Trucks at Mount Hall

*Edit* Special thanks to Scott Sheeler for alerting us to this handy link that showcases every food truck scheduled to come to Mount. Check it out!

Food trucks are now visiting Mount hall. They are stopping Monday thru Friday on the southwest side of the building between Rightmire and Pressey Hall.

You can check which food trucks are scheduled to visit on streetfoodfinder.com

Our friends at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center have scheduled food trucks to arrive on Wednesdays throughout the summer. Check out the schedule below:

Questions? Aaron Pickering can help

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BioMetric Screenings Coming June 12

Get ahead of the game and complete your biometric health screening. Spots are still available!

On Monday June 12th,  the OSU Health Plan’s RN Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in Mount Hall 030A/030B from 8:00-2:30 to do onsite biometric health screenings.   If you are interested in registering for an appointment, please follow the detailed instructions below.

Remember, if you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your primary care provider, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).  In lieu of having an on-campus screening, share the Know Your Numbers Provider Form with your PCP to complete and submit to the OSU Health Plan.

It is important that you Know Your Numbers.  By knowing your BMI, blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar (either glucose and/or A1C) values, you can make changes to improve your health and reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and other serious illnesses.   You can obtain your health values annually with your primary care provider (PCP) or at an upcoming biometric screening event:

PCP Visit

  • If you have recently* had a physical or completed a biometric screening with your PCP, you can use those values to complete your Personal Health and Well-Being Assessment (PHA).  Provide your PCP with the Know Your Numbers Provider Form and submit the completed form to the OSU Health Plan.  (Form accessible after Jan. 1, 2017)

or

On-Campus Screening Event

  • On June 12th,  the OSU Health Plan’s RN Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be in our department to complete complimentary screenings.   See below for registration details.

Once you obtain your required health values [height, weight, blood pressure, total cholesterol, HDL and a blood sugar value (either glucose or A1C)], complete your PHA to complete level one of the incentive program.  Your PHA (a 15 minute online questionnaire) can be found here. (PHA accessible after Jan. 1, 2017)

Registration Details:

If you would like to register for the upcoming biometric health screening in our department, follow the steps below:

  1. Go here and click “Biometric Health Screening
  2. Log in with your Ohio State name.# and password.
  3. Highlight “Biometric Health Screening” and find the “appointment code” box.
  4. In the “Appointment Code” box type in MOUNT17 Do NOT copy and paste as this doesn’t always work to activate the code.
  5. Click “Find Appointments or Classes”- This will show only the appointments available for this screening event.
  6. Continue to schedule the appointment.  If you experience any difficulty, please contact Customer Service at 292-4700 with your Appointment Code.

Please remember that participating in the wellness program is completely voluntary. We understand that your health history is very personal — protecting your information and keeping it private is of utmost importance to us. While participating in YP4H, the personal information that you provide, whether online or in person, is only available to you and those whom you authorize to access it. Beyond the team at the OSU Health Plan, your nurse, health coach, or your own PCP, no other Ohio State personnel will see or have access to your results.

*Please use health values obtained since December 1, 2016

Fire Evacuation Plan

When fire alarms are going off, do you know where to go?

In the event that we need to evacuate Mount Hall, it’s important that you understand and follow our fire evacuation procedures. We have outlined the basic steps below and included maps to help you place yourself in relation to your evacuation route:

What to do in the event of a fire:

  1. Determine your location and make your way to the nearest exit.
  2. If you don’t know where your current location is supposed to go, please refer to the area sweeps who will be providing direction and ushering staff members out of the building. Sweeps are listed below.
  3. Once you have arrived at your evacuation assembly point stay put until otherwise notified.
  4. If you aren’t with your team please contact your manager to let them know that you’ve made it out of the building and to safety.
  5. If you manage a team, please make sure that you can account for the whereabouts of all your team members. If you have attempted to contact missing team members and cannot account for them, please notify Aaron Pickering
  6. Once you have arrived at your evacuation assembly point, additional information about the situation will be distributed through Buckeye Alert and will appear on your mobile phone.
  7. Once you’ve been notified that the building is safe to re-enter you can leave your evacuation assembly point and resume your normal workday.

Where to go in the event of a fire:

Below we’ve listed building areas and their corresponding evacuation assembly point. If you would prefer a more visual interpretation, please view our Ground Level, Level 1 and Level 2 evacuation maps.

SECURED AREA

Sweeps: Mark Runals & Todd Piche

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall

GARDEN LEVEL

Sweeps: Kathryn Braidic & Steve Lind

Evacuation Assembly Point: Baseball Diamond

LOBBY

Sweeps: Lauren Gannon Evans & Jody Patrick

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall

NW 1st FLOOR

Sweeps: Lucy Ramos & Justin Troyer

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall Loading Dock

SW 1st FLOOR

Sweeps: George Rester & David Romas

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall

NE 1st FLOOR

Sweeps: Nalini Sundar & Aaron Minnick

Evacuation Assembly Point: Baseball Diamond

SE 1st FLOOR

Sweep: Benjamin Hancock & Lisa Anfang

Evacuation Assembly Point: Shelter House

NW 2nd FLOOR

Sweep: Kristi Davis & Mike Groeniger

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall Loading Dock

SW 2nd FLOOR

Sweep: Tamara Carr & Angela Davis

Evacuation Assembly Point: Pressey Hall

NE 2nd FLOOR

Sweep: Jason Miller & Kevin Balogh

Evacuation Assembly Point: Shelter House

SE 2nd FLOOR

Sweep:  Jason Haskins & Alex Pobi

Evacuation Assembly Point: Shelter House

Questions about your evacuation route or fire policy in Mount Hall? Please contact Aaron Pickering. 

 

TV Instructions

Our new café has four large TVs that you may have seen in use during recent weeks. We have included instructions below on how to operate them as well as a channel list. We ask that you be conscientious of your coworkers and the shared space when using the televisions.

  1. Turn on TV (upper left-hand corner of the IPTV remote, or via the Crestron panel)
  2. IPYV is connected to TV input “4”
  3. press OK on the remote that is labeled IPTV
  4. Select the channel you want to view.
  • Use guide button to view the program guide. This will display 6 channels at a time in ascending order.
  • Scroll up/down one channel at a time in the guide by using the up/down arrows that encircle the OK button.
  • Scroll up/down 1 page at a time in the guide by using the >|/|< buttons.
  • Exit out of the guide by using the X button

Channel Guide

Questions? Please contact dunham.30@osu.edu

Receiving Faxes at Mount Hall

Do you need to receive faxes in Mount Hall?

Here’s how:

  1. Visit a copier in Mount Hall
  2. Locate the Fax number on the front of the machine
  3. Give said number to whomever needs to send you a fax and instruct them to send the fax
  4. Wait and your fax shall arrive

Questions about faxing in Mount? Contact our friends at the IT Service Desk.

Parking Changes coming to Mount Hall

Changes are coming to a parking lot near you. These changes will be released to the general Ohio State population in the coming months, but we wanted to give you a glimpse into what these changes will mean for us here at Mount Hall. For full details please view our recording.

What’s Happening?

Ohio State will be moving Cannon Road (which runs parallel to the Olentangy) to extend straight down. This move will create twelve additional acres in the Med Center for new treatment buildings, classrooms, research labs, and green spaces. It also means that the 1,900 people who currently park in the Polo lots, lovingly referred to as “the pit”, will no longer have parking spaces. In the future, these cars will park in the Carmack Lots and the student parking will be transferred to the Buckeye Lots.

When is this happening?

The major changes coming to west campus will start in May and will finish later in the summer.

What does this mean for me?

A few things:

  • Your parking will remain much the same. You keep your WA or WB pass. With the exception of one small lot being created behind Jessie Owens West, the parking stock will remain the same.
  • West Campus infrastructure will improve. Over the summer months they will make the improvements shown below. These will be rolling updates so everything isn’t closed at once. An extra connecter to Kinnear will be added, a path from further lots to Mount will be streamlined and a turn signal at Lane and Carmack will be added.
  • Who parks on west campus will change. Instead of sharing the Carmack lots with students you will now be sharing with Med Center employees. While we’re not sure exactly what this will look like in practice, Med Center shifts fall at 7 and 8 a.m. and 3, 5 and 11 p.m. Parking should change at these times. If you’re trying to park and get to campus at these times, buses will be fuller (not unlike with our current student population). Speaking of buses…
  • The bus routes will change. The Med Center Express bus will re-route through west campus. This bus will follow the route below, ultimately dropping off near the stadium and the RPAC. This bus will run every few minutes. There will also be one Campus Loop bus that services west campus and will loop back approximately every half hour. This change won’t happen all at once and we will update you as Campus Parc releases additional details.

We will continue to update you as more public facing information is released.