Occupational and Construction Safety
EHS inspects the campus annually to ensure compliance with OSHA regulations. Inspections may be announced or unannounced. Please call EHS if you would like a checklist appropriate for your area.
All work related accidents and incidents are reviewed by the Environmental Health and Safety Director. If indicated, the Director will conduct an accident investigation to determine the causes and to recommend corrective actions to eliminate or minimize the event. Emphasis is placed on the importance of reporting all accidents and incidents to supervision, whether they result in personal injuries, illnesses, property damage, or near misses. Accident investigations are based on fact finding, not fault finding. Based on the investigation conducted by EHS the following actions may be taken:
- A work order may be executed to make appropriate repairs.
- The employee may be counseled about safe practices.
- A safety program may be created to include procedures and training.
- Personal protective equipment may be issued.
To be in compliance with Worker Compensation requirements we must submit a picture of the surface a worker slips on if there is something wrong with the surface. Please call EHS to arrange a time to take the picture.
Receptacles should be routinely tested for proper wiring configuration and contact tension. Ground fault circuit interrupters should be checked periodically to ensure proper operation. EHS checks receptacles during inspections. Upon request EHS will test the conditions of your outlets and GFCI’s.
Proper lighting in the workplace is essential because it affects safety and the quality of work. Lighting should be bright enough to view work tasks easily and directed so it does not produce glare. Glare is a common problem with video display terminals. Upon request EHS will assess your work area for proper lighting levels and glare.