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  2. EHSRM Sections • Occupational Safety • Industrial Hygiene (IH) • Ergonomics • Environmental • Protection of Minors • Risk Management • Hazardous Materials

  3. General Information • Environmental, Health, Safety and Risk Management (EHSRM) • Promotes and supports a safe and healthy campus environment • Offers consultation and training in environmental, health, safety and risk management • Establishes policies and procedures as they relate to EHSRM • Investigates unsafe conditions, accidents and injuries • Applies for and manages state and federally required plans and permits • Is the main contact for all state and federal regulators and inspectors

  4. Occupational Safety • Assisting you with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements and other recognized health and safety directives. Ways we can assist: • Safety Assessments: Provide an on-site safety evaluation of your workplace • Accident/Incident Investigations: Determine root causes and provide corrective action provisions to help prevent similar accidents/injuries • Unsafe Condition Report Program: Helping our UAF community remain safe by identifying and correcting campus conditions that could result in injury • Safety Awareness Incentive Program: Rewarding employees for voluntary participation in selected safety programs which ultimately aid in compliance

  5. Occupational Safety • Ice Cleat Program: Providing UAF employees with free ice cleats (traction devices) to help prevent slips and falls on ice/snow • Remote Travel Emergency Plans (RTEP): Assisting in developing and reviewing UAF RTEPs which help ensure a safe trip afield • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA): Providing specialized training and assistance to develop JHAs which identify workplace hazards and protective measures

  6. Occupational Safety • Safety Awareness Incentive Program: Rewarding employees for voluntary participation in selected safety programs. Some of the ways employees can win incentive prizes include: - Completing all required safety training - Answering the “Safety Challenge” question on our website - Submitting an “Unsafe Condition Report” from our website - Just by being observed working in a safe manner Remember, you can NOT be released from your job, reprimanded, or otherwise disciplined, for reporting a safety concern. It’s the law! CONTACT INFO Gary Beaudette 474-2763 Kim Knudsen 474-5476

  7. Accident and Injury ANNUAL AVERAGES • $ 625,000 • 85 RECORDABLE INJURIES • 32% ARE SLIPS, TRIPS, FALLS RECENTLY • 2012 - 146 INJURIES • 2013 – 127 INJURIES THROUGH JULY “Go ahead and laugh. Snow, sleet, or ice, I have not fallen once in 5 years.”

  8. Injuries by % - 2006 – 2011 average

  9. Accident – Injury Reporting • Report any instance of personal injury, regardless of severity • Examples include: cuts/lacerations, injuries from slips and falls, chemical exposures, allergic reactions, muscle strains, repetitive motion/ergonomic injuries, debris in eyes • Employees must use the UAF Accident/Incident Report found at • DO NOT use the UA Incident Report on UA’s website • Complete the report and send to EHSRM within 4 working hours of the injury event • Report student and visitor injuries directly to the System Office of Risk Services Claims Department at 907 786-1716

  10. Accident – Injury Reporting • Call 911 when injuries require prompt medical treatment • Immediately report to EHSRM any accident with injuries that results in transport for medical treatment or results in known or potential overnight hospitalization • Overnight hospitalization mustbe reported to EHSRM no later than 8-hours from the time the accident occurred Failure to notify EHSRM of an overnight hospitalization within 8-hours of the accident can result in OSHA citations and penalties (fines) to the department!

  11. Accident – Injury Reporting Worker Compensation Claims • Claims should be filed for any OSHA recordable injury • Effective 07/22/2013, all Alaska employers/employees MUST use the new Alaska forms to report a claim of work injury or illness • Each reporting of injury/illness now requires two forms: • Employee Report of Occupational Injury and Illness to Employer (Form 07-6100) • Employer Report of Occupational Injury and Illness to Division of Worker’s Compensation (Form 07-6101)Forms must be completed within 10 days of accident • Completed forms must be printed, signed, and faxed to the System Office of Risk Services (907-786-1412) and UAF EHSRM (907- 474-5489)

  12. Industrial Hygiene • What is Industrial Hygiene? The anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of environmental factors in the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers • Industrial hygienists utilize engineering, work practice, and administrative controls as the primary means of reducing employee exposure to occupational hazards If you suspect a hazardous condition is present in your workplace or just have a question or concern, contact us to perform an evaluation.  We are dedicated to the well-being of the UAF community.

  13. Industrial Hygiene Typical Industrial Hygiene Concerns • Chemical - managing use in laboratories and facility shops • Ventilation –fume hoods, snorkels, office air exchange • Noise – assess noise levels in your work space • Lasers and radiation – protection and training • Infectious agents, allergens, mold – sampling and assessment • Indoor Air Quality - CO2, temperature, odors • Occupational health - respirators, hearing tests • Assist in selecting personal protective equipment CONTACT INFO Andy Krumhardt 474-5197 Tracey Martinson 474-6771

  14. Ergonomics • Ergonomics is an applied science that coordinates the design of devices, systems and physical working conditions with the capacities and requirements of the worker. So • The Ergonomic Program offers • Training and Awareness • Workstation Evaluations • Corrective Actions and Recommendations • Don’t postpone calling if something hurts – we may be able to help If something in your workspace doesn’t feel right - you probably need an ergonomic assessment CONTACT INFO Carol Shafford 474-5413

  15. Environmental • UAF is regulated by state/federal agencies; we have the following permits and plans • State Air Quality operating permit – main campus • State Stormwater Discharge Permit and Plan– main campus • Federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) for oil spills – all campuses and facilities • GHU Wastewater Discharge Pretreatment Plan – main campus, Lena Point, UAF hanger • Federal 90 day Hazardous Waste Accumulation Point permit – main campus • Federal Wetland Permits – project specific

  16. Environmental • You need to contact us when • You spill a hazardous material or oil, including petroleum products and vegetable oil • You are installing a stationary, fossil-fuel burning piece of equipment like a boiler, generator, furnace, woodstove, kiln, heater, pump • You are installing a new or replacement above ground or underground oil tank • You are disturbing soils/ground for reasons including installation of a building, a research project, a parking area, etc. • You are changing drainage patterns on main campus with culverts, fill, ditching, etc. CONTACT INFO Thadd Williamson 474-2762 Liz Kerin 474-5812

  17. Protection of Minors • UAF promotes and engages in many programs, events and activities that involve Minors (a person under the age of 18 years) • To provide a safe environment, all UAF employees must take awareness, policy and reporting training • The policy will help guide your activities and interactions with minors • Awareness and reporting training will guide you in identifying issues that should be reported and how and to whom to report • If you are involved in an activity that includes minors (camps, summer sessions, classes, or programs) • You may need a background check • You should consult with EHSRM for guidance CONTACT INFO Billie Swaim474-6164 Frances Isgrigg 474-5487

  18. Risk Management • Identify, assess, and manage risks on and off campus • Volunteer Approval Process: review and approval for all volunteers on and off campus • Travel Evaluations and Recommendations: abroad, remote, chartered planes and boats, with family, friends, students, volunteers or employees • Event & Student Activity Reviews: summer camps, graduation, annual log show, races, Red Green Regatta, Pub Crawl for both UAF and non-UAF users. If you believe there may be some risk involved in your activity you should contact risk management • Program Risk Assessments: identify potential risks, evaluate, and find ways to manage risk by controls, modifications, or by transferring the risk through insurance or contract/waiver language

  19. Risk Management • Identify, assess, and manage risks . . . Cont’d • Loss Prevention Program: approval of funding for initiatives that reduce our potential losses through accidents or injury to people or other incidents that may cause damage to property or equipment • Protection of Minors: implementation of policies and guidelines; conducting risk assessments on and off campus for events, activities, summer sessions, and camps for minors (individuals under the age of 18) • Reviews and updates contracts, agreements and waivers • Contract Reviews for procurement of services, grants and research funding, independent contractors, facility use agreements, and Memorandum of Agreements

  20. Risk Management • Reviews insurance and liability for the University • Certificate of Insurance: manage requests for proof of insurance • Insurance Coverage: understanding and explaining your options for department and program insurance coverage which includes, but is not limited to property, auto, professional liability • Any and ALL Liability language review: liability language is language that places liability on UAF within contracts, memorandums of agreement or use, rental agreements with other parties CONTACT INFO Billie Swaim 474 – 6164

  21. Hazardous Material (HM)Your Friendly HAZMAT Resource For management and removal of • Batteries • Biohazardous Waste, Sharps • Chemical Waste • Used Oil

  22. Hazardous Materials (HM) For Assistance with • Emergency response & spill cleanup • Hazardous materials shipping information • Liquid nitrogen deliveries • Off campus hazardous materials management CONTACT INFO Richard Deck 474 – 5617 Kris Riley 474-7889

  23. Your Job • Complete all basic EHSRM training- Must be completed prior to exposure of a hazard( • Work with your supervisor to determine additional EHSRM training and review your Department Emergency Action Plan(DEAP) • Fill out the workplace assessment training questionnaire. ( • Be alert to hazards and report safety concerns to your supervisor or through the unsafe condition report (

  24. Your Job IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911 Notify us of the following • Regulators on-site 474-5413 • Report Accidents/Injuries • Unsafe conditions • Any oil or HM spills 474-5413 • Asbestos concerns 474-7000 • Stinky smells 474-6771 • HAZMAT shipping 474-6771 • Hearing or respiratory issues 474-6771 • Unmet training needs 474-5413 • Campus Events 474-6164 • Minors on Campus 474-6164 • Installation of oil tanks or stationary fuel burning equipment 474-5487 • Prior to excavations 474-5487 • Tower or roof work 474-2763 • Remote Travel Plans 474-2763

  25. Contact Info Main Line and Ergonomics • Carol Shafford 474-5413 Industrial Hygiene • Tracey Martinson 474-6671 • Andy Krumhardt 474-5197 Environmental • Liz Kerin 474-5812 • Thadd Williamson 474-2762 • Frances Isgrigg 474-5487 Training • Thadd Williamson 474-2762 Occupational Safety • Gary Beaudette 474-2763 • Kim Knudsen 474-5476 • Thadd Williamson 474-2762 Hazardous Material and Waste • Richard Deck 474-5617 • Kris Riley 474-7889 Risk Management and Minors • Billie Swaim 474-6164