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Safety Orientation for New Employees. Christine Inman Norris USCA Health and Safety Manager. Checklist of Important Safety Information and Documents. Emergency Action Plan Chemical Hygiene Plan (Laboratory Areas) Hazard Communication Program (Non-Lab Areas)

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Safety Orientation for New Employees

Christine Inman Norris

USCA Health and Safety Manager


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Checklist of Important Safety Information and Documents

  • Emergency Action Plan

  • Chemical Hygiene Plan (Laboratory Areas)

  • Hazard Communication Program (Non-Lab Areas)

  • Exposure Control Plan for Bloodborne Pathogens (if applicable)

  • Health and Safety Manual

  • University Vehicle Policies & Roadside Assistance Program

  • University Keys Policy

  • Operations Website


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Emergency Action Plan

  • Required by 29 CFR 1910.38

  • Defines university response procedures dividing them into 3 categories

  • Outlines Emergency Evacuation Procedures

  • Provide flowchart to demonstrate notification of proper authorities

  • Provides instruction on releasing information to the public

  • Provides information on distribution of the Emergency Action Plan

  • www.usca.edu/operations/manuals.html


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Chemical Hygiene Plan/Hazard Communication Program

  • Required by 29 CFR 1910.1200

  • Employees have the “Right to Know” what hazards are present in their work environment.

  • Provides information on Chemical Inventory, Labeling, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Standard Operating Procedures, and the location of the plan.

  • www.usca.edu/operations/manuals.html


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Chemicals…Where are they found?

  • In any building material

  • In any cleaning material

  • In any lab

  • Just about anywhere


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Where can you find out about safe use practices while using chemicals?

Material Safety Data Sheets

(MSDS)


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What will an MSDS tell me?

  • Section 3 – Hazard Identification

  • Section 4 – First Aid Measures

  • Section 6 – Accidental Release Measures

  • Section 7 – Handling and Storage

  • Section 8 – Personal Protective Equipment

  • Section 13 – Proper Disposal Methods


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Exposure Control Plan

  • Required by 29 CFR 1910.1030

  • Exposure Control Plan should assist in minimizing exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens, identify Engineering and Workplace Controls, and outline Universal Precautions.

  • Contains information regarding Hep B vaccinations for employees at risk.

  • www.usca.edu/operations/manuals.html


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Health and Safety Manual

  • A manual serving as a general reference document providing various information on health and safety topics at USCA.

  • www.usca.edu/operations/manuals.html


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University Vehicle Policy

  • Refer to General Policies #109 and #122 of USCA Policies and Procedure Manual

  • Before driving a university vehicle, you must attend a Fleet Users Session (FUSS), complete a TS-100 Form, obtain a copy of your driving record from the DMV, and complete a Vehicle Reservation Request

  • www.usca.edu/operations/vehicle.html


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University Key Policy

  • Refer to General Policies #118 of USCA Policies and Procedure Manual

  • Key Requests, Distribution, Returns, and Lost keys are handled in the Operations Department

  • www.usca.edu/operations/key.html


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Operations Website

  • Provides information on the following:

    • Operations Staff

    • Maintenance Staff and Work Order Requests

    • Grounds & Housekeeping Staff

    • Vehicle Policies and Roadside Assistance Program

    • Key Request

    • Facilities Request

    • Health and Safety Issues (Manuals, Accident Reporting, MSDS, and Recycling)

    • Campus Planning and Construction

  • www.usca.edu/operations.html


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Questions????

  • Should you have any questions regarding general operations (Maintenance, Grounds, Housekeeping, and the Fleet), contact Annette Beeler at 3452.

  • Should you have any questions regarding health and safety, contact Christine Norris at 3538.


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