Leadership in academic safety programs

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A presentation by Thomas Briggs at the 2017 CSHEMA Regional Conference at the University of Georgia.

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Leadership in academic safety programs

  1. 1. Past Future External Internal
  2. 2. • Conduct Trend Analysis to determine highest incidence cause and highest incidence group. • Develop appropriate policies to mitigate hazards associated with accidents. • Develop and implement training plan targeting groups with highest incidence rate. • Conduct Trend Analysis to determine what types and where accidents are occurring on campus. • Inspect any areas identified as trend "hot spots" to confirm that hazards have been corrected. • Develop appropriate policies to mitigate hazards associated with accidents. • Purchase software to manage fire safety violations, identify corrective actions and follow-up to assure completion. • Submit work orders and/or notification for corrective actions to appropriate parties. • Conduct re-inspections after 30 days and submit results of non-compliance to Chair or Dean as appropriate. • Conduct training of all lab workers. • Conduct thorough lab inspections, identifying issues that the PI can correct and those that are facility issues. Submit inspection results and work orders as necessary. • Conduct re-inspections after 30 days and submit results of non-compliance to Chair or Dean as appropriate. Reduce Employee Accidents Reduce Other Accidents Reduce Fire Safety Violations Reduce Lab Findings Goal Objectives Key Activities • Complete assessment of Worker’s Compensation process. • Implement interim case management process. • Develop long term case management plan in partnership with the Hospital, HR and Risk Management Reduce Worker’s Comp Costs Improve Professional Staff Development • All staff go to at least one professional development activity annually. • Staff are encouraged to attain college degrees. • Staff are encouraged to participate in organizations and committees at the University, State and National level. • Maintain all required laboratory-related regulatory licenses up to date. • Assure required safety training has been completed. • All staff will maintain certifications, licenses and attend required training. Meet Regulatory Requirement Improve ERM Improve EHS Improve Risk Management Update Identified Risks • Hire new or renew contract for consultant. • Review process to identify risks and add objective measures. • Conduct training to all risk partners. • Update by spring 2017. Implement APLU Guidelines • Implement Safety Policy. • Implement institutional safety committee. • Implement formal authority for IBC, RSC, and LSC. • Implement outreach program to University community: annual road shows, …etc.
  3. 3. Risk Management Plans, Policies and Procedures Property Insurance Liability Insurance Accident Investigation Industrial Hygiene Event Safety Occupational Safety Risk Management Research Support Laboratory Safety Environmental Management HazardousWaste Chemical Inventory UniversalWaste Radiation Safety Laboratory Inspections Biosafety Biosecurity Fume Hood Inspections Facility Safety BuildingCode Fire Prevention State Fire Inspections Fire Drills Fire Extinguishers Fire SafetyTraining SafeWorkplace Safe Research Safe Buildings
  4. 4. Biosafety Committee ERM Steering Committee Chemical Hygiene Committee Radiation Safety Committee VCU Safety and Risk Management Department Organizational Chart AVP Director Risk Management Biosafety Officer Laboratory Safety Officer Radiation Safety Supervisor Haz Mat Tech Haz Mat Tech Assistant BSO Biosafety Specialist Senior Radiation Safety Specialist Radiation Safety Specialist (H) Radiation Safety Specialist Radiation Safety Specialist Office Manager Insurance Manager Interim AD Fire Safety (H) Occupational Safety Supervisor Safety Officer Safety Officer Fire Safety Engineer Fire Alarm Technician (H) Fire Alarm Technician (H) Fire Alarm Technician Fire Alarm Technician Safety Officer Lab Specialist Lab Specialist Safety Officer (H) Industrial Hygienist Senior Fire Alarm Technician Administrative Coordinator Director EHS Instructional Design Mgr Insurance Analyst VP of Administration Assistant Director RSO IT/Database Analyst Lab Specialist Open Position
  5. 5. • In 10 years, Millennials (1983 – 2001) will make up 45% of the work force • Millennials prefer living and working in cities and urban centers • Female students make up the majority (60%) of college graduates and that is a rising trend • The mobile workforce is a growing trend
  6. 6. Gen X (1965 – 1982) • Skeptical • Hierarchal -Value Competence • Work to Live • Self-reliant Millennials (1983 – 2001) • Confident • Egalitarian –Value Collaboration • IntegratedWork/Life • Collective Self

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