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2011 Safety Training

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  • 1.  
  • 2.
    • The purpose of the safety program is to prevent or reduce
    • Accidents
    • Injuries
    • Losses of
      • Time & property
  • 3.
    • The UMHB Safety Manual is posted on Intranet
      • under “ Info & Policies ”
    UMHB Safety Manual
  • 4.
    • The Safety Manual:
    • Makes employee safety training mandatory
    • Establishes a Safety Committee
    • Requires accidents to be reported
    • Creates Building Coordinators for all buildings to
      • Assist with reporting
      • Assist during emergencies
        • Evacuations
        • Sheltering
  • 5.
    • Safety program components include:
    • STARS driver safety program
      • Required for all university vehicle drivers
    • Hazardous Waste Disposal program
      • Haz-Mats (chemicals, bulbs, ballasts & batteries)
      • Bio-hazards (needles & bandages)
    • Safety Training
      • Mandatory for all employees
    • Safety Surveys
      • All buildings annually
    • Sader Safety Bulletin
      • Published quarterly
      • Posted on the Risk Management site
  • 6.
    • The most common causes of workplace accidents include :
    • Slips, trips & falls and
    • Improper lifting techniques
  • 7.
    • To Prevent Accidents
    • Clean up spills (or block off the area)
    • Eliminate trip hazards
    • Keep work areas clean & orderly
    • Use approved step-stools or ladders only
      • Don’t use chairs or tables as ladders
    • Avoid use of open flames (no candles or heat-producing items)
  • 8.
    • Back Safety
    • Avoid picking up heavy loads below knees & above shoulders
  • 9.
    • Proper lifting techniques:
    • Stand close to load - Squat & lift with legs
    • Bend at knees – not waist
    • Keep back straight & keep chin up during lift
  • 10.
    • Back Safety
    • Use available equipment to move loads
      • Dollies
      • Hand-trucks
  • 11.
    • Electrical Safety
    • Use single surge protected power strips (1 per outlet)
      • Avoid use of multiple power strips
        • i.e. don’t “daisy chain” strips together
    • Avoid use of extension cords (as a permanent supply)
      • If a temporary extension cord is necessary, use grounded (3 prong) cords only
      • No “two-wire” un-grounded cords
    • Report electrical problems
    • to Facilities Services (ext. 4586)
  • 12.
    • Prohibited items include;
    • Illegal knives (blades >5½ in.)
    • Firearms ( including licensed-to-carry)
  • 13.
    • Vehicle Types
    • Carts & Utility vehicles
    • Licensed vehicles
    • Sedans
    • Pickup trucks
    • Vans (mini-vans & 15 passenger)
  • 14.
    • Vehicle Operators must
    • be 21 years of age
    • possess a valid driver’s license
    • be qualified to drive UMHB vehicles
      • complete the STARS Program
    • never use electronic devices while driving
    • ensure that all occupants use seat belts at all times
      • on campus & off campus
    • Cart Operators must
    • be 18 years of age
    • possess a valid driver’s license
    • Students – must be trained by Supervisors
      • using the “Student Cart Authorization” form
      • posted on the Risk Management site
  • 15.
    • Emergency Sirens:
    • Two locations :
      • At 10 th Ave. and College Street
      • On Parker Dr. (behind McLane Hall)
    • Activated for various events including:
      • Hazardous materials incident
      • Tornado warning
      • Shooter in vicinity
    • When the sirens are activated everyone should
      • SHELTER-IN-PLACE
      • Check UMHB intranet and/or website
      • Check for phone messages (emergency notification system)
  • 16.
    • Shelter-in-Place means
    • Get everyone inside immediately
    • Close windows & doors
    • Remain sheltered
      • evacuate only if and when ordered to do so
      • by an “Authority” (i.e. Fire and/or Police)
  • 17.
    • Bomb Threat
    • If possible - complete Bomb Threat form
      • found in the Safety Manual 6.0 Appendix
    • Notify Campus Police at ext. 5555
    • Campus Police will
      • investigate & request appropriate assistance (i.e. bomb squad) &
      • evacuate affected areas as deemed necessary
  • 18.
    • Tornado
    • Watch – conditions are favorable for tornadic activity.
      • Police will monitor weather reports
      • Employees should be prepared to shelter
    • Warning – tornado sighted or detected in area.
    • Notification
      • Emergency sirens
      • Phone, Email, Internet, Intranet, etc.
    • Response
      • Shelter-in-Place utilizing
        • Interior rooms w/o windows
        • On the lowest floor of buildings
  • 19.
    • Workplace Violence – if you encounter an aggressive individual;
    • Remain calm
    • Report the incident
      • Supervisor / Dept. Head
      • Campus Police
    • Evacuate
      • if necessary
      • if possible
      • if prudent
  • 20.
    • If you hear weapons fire or if you’re advised of a suspect with a weapon you should;
    • Shelter-in-Place
      • Lock and/or barricade doors
      • Get everyone out of sight
    • Report to UMHB Police – 5555 (and/or 911).
    • Remain sheltered until directed otherwise by law enforcement.
    • For additional information contact the
    • UMHB Campus Police
  • 21.
    • Haz-Com is required by State & Federal Regulations
    • State – HSC 502
    • Federal – OSHA 29 CFR 1910
    • Commonly known as the “Right to Know Law”
    • Employees must be;
      • Informed about hazardous materials they use and
      • Trained regarding the proper use of those materials.
  • 22. Labeling – haz-mats must be labeled with their Identity & Hazards . Hazard Labels – color coded & rated. Red = Fire Blue = Health Yellow = Reactivity or Instability White = Specific hazard (i.e. COR, ACID, etc.) Ratings - 0 to 4 0 = no hazard 1 = slight 2 = moderate 3 = serious 4=extreme hazard
  • 23.
    • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS )
    • Are required for each hazardous product
    • Must be in readily accessible location
    • Consult the MSDS to determine:
      • Fire hazards (flammability)
      • Health hazards
      • PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • 24.
    • Hazardous materials must be properly stored
    • flammable cabinets or
    • type-specific cabinets (i.e. acids, corrosives, etc.)
  • 25.
    • Always use proper PPE:
    • Eyes & Face
      • safety glasses, goggles, shields
    • Hands – gloves
    • Body - aprons
    • Footwear
      • closed-toe
      • steel-toe
    • Hearing
      • plugs and/or muffs
    • Respiratory
      • paper filters – dust
  • 26.
    • Emergency Response:
    • Administer first aid (if trained)
      • Control bleeding
      • Perform CPR (if trained)
    • Use an AED if necessary (if trained)
      • AED – automatic external defibrillator (if trained)
        • Eight (8) AEDs on campus:
          • Campus Police (2 – in patrol vehicles)
          • Mayborn Campus Center front desk (1)
          • Mayborn Athletics Rm. 1115 (1)
          • Athletics – Field House (2)
          • Mabee – Health Center (1)
          • Sanderford – Risk Mgmt. (1)
    • Observe Universal Precautions
    • First Aid, CPR & AED training available via Health Services – ext. 4623
  • 27.
    • Universal Precautions - U.P.
    • UP is an approach to infection control – states that
      • All human blood & tissue is potentially infectious
      • May contain HIB, HIV, or other blood-borne pathogens
    • Avoid exposure
      • Use available PPE (gloves, face shields, etc.)
    • Avoid contact with
      • Infectious materials (i.e. blood, body fluids)
      • Sharps (needles)
    • If exposed wash thoroughly with soap & water
      • Always report exposures – to Supervisor, H.R. and/or Risk Mgmt.
    • Don’t clean blood and/or body fluids
      • Contact Housekeeping (Service Solutions) .
      • Housekeeping has the equipment and trained personnel to assist with this task.
  • 28.
    • UMHB buildings are equipped with a variety of fire safety equipment, including:
    • Fire alarms
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Emergency lighting
    • Exit signs
    Alarm Panels Pull Stations Sprinklers Heat & Smoke Detectors Exit Signage Horns & Strobes
  • 29.
    • Fire Alarms are “ local ” only
      • not monitored (by Police or 3 rd party)
      • not transmitted to 911
    • Alarms must be reported – call 5555 (and/or 911)
    • If a fire alarm is activated
      • All personnel must evacuate the building immediately
        • Evacuation is mandatory – per UMHB Policy and Fire Dept.
        • For all alarms (actual or false alarms)
      • Report to the designated “Emergency Assembly Point”
      • do not return to building until authorized by Campus Police
  • 30.
    • Remember to:
    • Keep exit paths, corridors & exit doors clear
    • Never use elevators during fire alarm events
    • Always maintain 18” clearance around fire sprinkler heads
  • 31.
    • Employees should know locations in work areas of;
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Fire alarm pull stations
      • Located at or near each exit
    • Emergency exits (primary & secondary)
    • Emergency Assembly Points
      • Safety Manual Sect. 6.0 Emergency Prep. Appendix
    • Areas of safe refuge
      • Protected stairwells (2 hr. protected enclosures)
      • Some stairwells contain “Rescue Notification Alarms”
        • With panels co-located with fire alarm panels
        • Alerts Police/Fire Rescue of personnel in stairwells
  • 32.
    • Workplace Prohibitions include:
    • Open Flames (i.e. candles)
    • Smoking
      • in all buildings, and
      • within 50 feet of buildings
    • Portable heaters
      • Unless approved by Facilities Services
  • 33.
    • Fire Response – remember RACE
    • R escue – evacuate all personnel
    • A larm – sound alarm / report to 5555 (and/or 911)
    • C ontain – close doors as you evacuate
    • E xtinguish – portable fire extinguisher
    • - only if you are trained
    • - only if fire is “small & manageable”
    • Fire Safety Tips:
    • – if you suspect fire on the other side of a door – test the door using back of the hand.
    • – if you encounter heat and/or smoke - “ stay low & go ” (any good air will be at floor level).
  • 34.
    • Fire Extinguisher – remember PASS
    • P ull – pull the pin
    • A im – aim nozzle at base of flame
    • S queeze – squeeze the handle
    • S weep – sweep nozzle across base of fire
    • Note: You must be within 4 to 8 feet of the fire for the fire extinguisher to be effective.
  • 35.
    • There are 10 Emergency Call Stations on campus:
    • Burt Hall - West side – in Quad
    • Davidson - East side parking area – 9th Ave.
    • Independence Village - Hardy Drive
    • Mabee Student Center - South side parking area - 9th Ave.
    • Mayborn Campus Ctr. - West parking area – University Dr.
    • Mayborn Campus Ctr. - @ Swimming Pool
    • Parker Academic Center - Parking area – front entrance
    • Remschel Hall - West side sidewalk – King St.
    • Sportsplex - Ballpark ramp entrance
    • Townsend Library - East side grounds – College St
  • 36.
    • To activate an Emergency Call Station
    • Push Red Button
    • Automatically notifies Campus Police
    • To activate the Courtesy Phone
    • push button to activate
    • dial extension number
    • push button to de-activate
    Push to Activate
  • 37.
    • The State of Texas requires that building occupants be notified of the presence of asbestos in the workplace.
    • Asbestos is – a mineral used 1900s to 1970s as insulation and fire retardant material.
    • Asbestos surveys have been conducted in all UMHB buildings to identify known and suspect Asbestos Containing Materials (ACM).
    • Asbestos is not a health hazard if in good condition and “non-friable”.
    • Asbestos is a health hazard if disturbed or becomes “ friable ” ( fibers released ).
      • If inhaled or ingested can cause asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, etc.
  • 38.
    • Known or Suspect ACM locations
    • Burt Hall : basement pipe insulation & crawlspace debris
    • Davidson : floor tile (& black mastic)
    • Hardy : exterior riser insulation
    • Heard : 1’x1’ floor tile, 1’x1’ ceiling tile, crawlspace pipe insulation
    • Mabee Student Center : tank insulation
    • Presser : pipe insulation
    • Townsend Library : 9”x9” floor tile, pipe insulation
    • Walton Chapel : 1’x1’ ceiling tile, 1’x1’ floor tile
    • Wells Science : piping insulation, crawlspace debris
  • 39.
    • Report student associated threats/concerns to the UMHB STAT - S tudent T hreat A ssessment T eam .
    • Provides early intervention, support & response
    • Students w/disruptive, disturbed, distressed behaviors
    • Primary Contacts:
        • Ray Martin , AVP Student Dev./Dean of Students
        • Nate Williams , Dir. Counseling & Testing
        • Gary Sargent , Dir. Campus Police
    • Other Members : Dr. Weathersbee, Dr. Loutherback, Joy Muller, Donna Plank, Debbie Rosenberger, Susan Owens, Larry Pointer
    • My Campus/Student Life/STAT/On-line Report
  • 40.
    • Building / Equipment Issues
    • Report to Facilities Services – ext. 4586
    • Emergencies - fire & life-threatening
    • Call Campus Police at (295) 5555 (911 – if necessary)
    • Non-Emergency Security or Assistance
    • Call Campus Police – ext. 4587
    • Student Issues
    • Report to Dean of Students – ext. 4590
    • Safety issues
    • Report to Risk Management – ext. 8635
    • - will investigate to determine cause, and
    • - implement preventive measures
  • 41.
    • Complete the “Safety Quiz” to document your safety training.
    • Thanks for your participation!
    • Larry Pointer
    • Risk Management Director
  • 42. Be a Safe Sader!

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