General and Office Safety. Oregon State University Environmental Health and Safety 130 Oak Creek Building Corvallis, OR 97331 541-737-2273 [email protected] General Safety. Applies to Everyone. Safety Rules. Employee's Responsibility
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General and Office Safety
Oregon State University
Environmental Health and Safety
130 Oak Creek Building
Corvallis, OR 97331
Applies to Everyone
Acknowledgement of safety rules (form)
(Medical emergency, fire, personal safety threat, etc.)
OSU Emergency Response Policy and Procedure:
Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police web page: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/security/home
Safety Related Services:
24-hour Public Assistance
Building and Perimeter Security
Incident and Emergency Response
Provide Personal Safety Escorts
Student Medical Transport to Student Health Center
Crime Prevention Programs
Office Environment Safety
Do not open more than one of the top drawers at the same time
Heavier materials should be kept in the lower drawers of filing cabinets.
Do not use electric cords which are frayed or defective.
Power cords should be attached directly to the wall or floor outlet whenever possible.
Do not place cords, cables, or telephone wires across. walkways creating a tripping hazard.
Extension cords must not be used to connect permanent electrical equipment.
The only exception to this are "fused" multi-outlet strips which are "UL listed."
Accident recording system: http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/sites/default/files/pdf/si/accident_recording_system_si018.pdf
Report of Accident form: http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/benefits/roa.pdf
Hazard signs and barriers should not be:
Facilities Services Work Coordination Center (WCC) 737-2969 [email protected]
Unless you have been properly trained to use a fire extinguisher, leave firefighting to the professionals. Remember – life safety is more important than saving property.
OSU Hazardous Materials Disposal Guide
EH&S 737-2273 [email protected]
Safety Instruction 6: First Aid Kits and Supplies
Motor Pool Van Safety Policy
Advice for setting up your computer can
be found in the EH&S Comfortable Computing Guide
Further information can be found the EH&S Keyboard and Mouse Use Guide
Back Care and Lifting
Some back injuries involve the “soft tissue” that is the muscle, ligament type injury.
A more serious injury occurs when the discs of the spine are involved.
to gradually dry out affecting disc strength and resiliency.
body mechanics stresses the lumbar spine and affects its
normal ability to carry the bulk of the body's weight.
Combine these factors with the effects from daily wear and tear, injury, incorrect lifting, or twisting and it is easy to understand why a disc may herniate. For example, lifting something incorrectly can cause disc pressure to rise to several hundred pounds per square inch!
A herniation may develop suddenly or gradually over weeks or months.
Carrying the load…
For those Awkward Moments...
If you must lift or lower from a high place:
From hard-to-get-at places...
Use Your Head and Save Your Back!
Get Help with heavy or awkward loads!
Use the right tools!
Push and Pull in the
OSU Safety Policies and Procedures:
OSU safety documents:
OSU Environmental Health and Safety web page:
OSU Environmental Health and Safety contacts:
Click on the link below for the acknowledgment form:
Online Training Acknowledgement