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Safety & Risk Management Program
Table of Contents
- Section I - Introduction to Safety and Risk Management Program
- Section II - Asbestos Abatement and Retrieval
- Section III - Emergency Procedures
- Section IV - Emergency Response and Evacuation Plans
- Section V - Fire and Safety Inspections
- Section VI - Insurance and Accident Policies and Procedures
- Section VII - National Building, Fire, and Safety Standard Codes
- Section VIII - Personal Protective Equipment
- Section IX - Safety Training Program
- Section X - Special Events and Activities
- Safety Forms
Environmental Health and Safety
SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT (SRM) PROGRAM
Missouri University of Science and Technology
The Safety and Risk Management Program provides guidelines that affect all students, faculty, staff, and the general public. The program is an integrated part of the organization and, ultimately, will be an important and natural part of the function of every academic department and non-academic office. Missouri S&T has established an Environmental Health and Safety(EHS) department with personnel available to assist all units on campus with safety-related matters.
PROGRAM GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
- Ensure reasonable protection while on Missouri S&T premises.
- Eliminate or control unsafe and hazardous conditions.
- Identify risks and exposures.
- Provide students, faculty, staff, and the general public safe facilities and a safe study/work environment.
- Reduce the number of accidents, illnesses, incidents, and injuries.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE UNIVERSITY
- Maintain a safe place to study and work.
- Provide a safe and healthy environment.
- Provide funding for improvements and corrections.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
- Administer the safety program for Missouri S&T.
- Assist all units with technical support and training.
- Respond to campus emergencies.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUPERVISORS
- Develop proper safety attitudes in themselves and subordinates.
- Properly train employees for safe performance of jobs.
- Insist on employees observing safety regulations.
- See that employees use personal protective equipment as required.
- Report all job-related accidents, illnesses, and injuries.
- See that all unsafe, unhealthy, or hazardous conditions are promptly reported, removed, or corrected.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES
- Cooperate wholeheartedly with all aspects of job safety and health.
- Practice good safety rules while performing their duties.
- Be thoroughly qualified with tools, equipment, and machinery before undertaking assigned duties.
- Use personal protective equipment as required.
- Be alert to see that all guards and other protective devices are in their proper places.
- Report conditions which could be safety problems to supervisors.
- Report all incidents, accidents, illnesses, and injuries to supervisors.
ASBESTOS ABATEMENT AND REMOVAL
This policy covers removal and handling of suspected asbestos-containing materials, and is in accordance with the EPA, DNR, and OSHA regulations.
Missouri S&T has an asbestos abatement and removal policy. The Assistant Director of Engineering, Physical Facilities and the Safety Representative, EHS,coordinate the policy on campus.
FIRE AND TORNADO EMERGENCIES
This program provides posting of each campus building with details to emergency phone numbers, contact personnel, and a brief description of "What to do" should an emergency fire or tornado situation arise.
Posters are available from the EHS department. All department heads, supervisors, students, and employees should have easy access to a poster. Please notify EHS telephone # 4305, if additional areas require posters.
All reasonable care should be provided a person injured on the Missouri S&T campus. Assistance should be given as follows:
- Administer First Aid, if necessary.
- Administer CPR, if necessary, and ONLY if qualified.
- Call for emergency medical aid.
TRANSPORTATION SHALL BE PERFORMED BY TRAINED MEDICAL PERSONNEL ONLY UNLESS AN AMBULANCE IS UNABLE TO RESPOND
- Urge any injured person to seek medical attention at the appropriate facility
Students - Student Health Services Employees - Workers' Compensation Physicians - webpage General Public - Physician of their choice or Emergency Room
- Emergency Telephone Numbers
University Police - 341-4300 Missouri S&T Health Services - 341-4284 Ambulance Services - 341-4300
There are Missouri S&T Emergency telephones in various locations on campus. These phones provide a direct line to the University Police.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND EVACUATION PLAN
A contingency plan has been written to outline emergency response and evacuation plans for the campus. All emergency operations will be conducted within the framework of these guidelines.
EHS has a contingency plan for the Dangerous Materials Storage Facility (DMSF) and for the Nuclear Reactor. These plans are required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Annual training is a requirement by both agencies.
FIRE AND SAFETY INSPECTIONS
Missouri S&T facilities and grounds are inspected for fire and safety hazards on a regular basis. There will be a letter of notification sent to the department head one week prior to the inspection. The goal is to eliminate or reduce hazards and unsafe conditions.
The campus Safety and Risk Management Representative is responsible for conducting these inspections. After the inspection, a written letter will be submitted to the department head or director with comments and recommendations. Copies will be sent to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services and the Director of EHS. Additional copies will be sent to Deans and Vice Chancellors after 30 days of inspection date, if no attempt is made to correct unsafe conditions.
INSURANCE AND ACCIDENT POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
It is the responsibility of the supervisor of the employee or the person in charge of the facility or activity to report any accident or injury which happens in the course of employment, participation in an event, or a visit to the campus. The report should be made within 48 hours by calling EHS, 341-4305, then completing the applicable forms:
ACCIDENT OR INJURY FORMS
- Report of Injury Questionnaire - UM-WC-1
- Medical Referal (Physician) - Missouri S&T 245
- Medical Referral (Therapist) - Missouri S&T 245A
- Vehicle Accident - UM UW 5
- Student, General Public Injury or Property Damage Report - UM UW 200
- Damage to Missouri S&T property - UM UW 69
Environmental Health / Safety
108 Campus Support Facility
Telephone: (573) 341-4305
NATIONAL BUILDING, FIRE, AND SAFETY STANDARD CODES
Missouri S&T will follow the latest applicable codes and standards. The code having the more restrictive requirements will be used in all instances.
The engineering staff of Physical Facilities shall be responsible to see that contractors and members of their staff are aware of and follow the applicable codes before and during construction//renovation projects.
When funds are not sufficient to bring the entire facility into code compliance, areas of renovations and alterations shall be brought into compliance with the applicable codes.
- American National Standards Institute - ANSI
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers - ASME
- Building Officials and Code Administrators - BOCA
- Environmental Protection Agency - EPA
- Factory Mutual (test lab) - FM
- Missouri Department of National Resources - MO DNR
- National Electrical Code - NEC
- National Fire Protection Association - NFPA
- Environmental Health and Safety Administration - EHS
- Underwriters Laboratories (test lab) - UL
This list is not all inclusive but does include the major codes and standards to be used by Missouri S&T. When conflicts exist from one code or standard to the next, the more appropriate requirement shall apply.
PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
Under this program, Missouri S&T is committed to providing adequate protective equipment to ensure that each and every student, faculty/staff member, and visitor on campus are safe in posted areas designated as "Hazardous".
Each supervisor or person in charge of areas that require personal protective equipment shall see that the area is properly posted and that all persons entering the area are provided with adequate applicable protective equipment.
The University is required by Missouri Senate Bill MO. R.S., Sections 170.005, 170.007, and 170.009 to assure that every student, faculty/staff member, and visitors are provided with suitable eye protection in areas where subjected to hazardous conditions.
Department heads, supervisors, faculty members, and any other persons in charge of an area are responsible to see that adequate signs are posted and adequate protection is worn. This program is administered by the department of EHS. It is EHS's responsibility to make available to departments the proper forms and information for obtaining eye protective equipment.
Areas of Application
- Working in a chemical laboratory
- Mowing grass or cutting brush
- Sawing, grinding, cutting materials, or welding
- Using cleaning materials, i.e.,bowl cleaners, strong solvents, or other corrosive chemicals in cleaning facilities
Supervisors or persons in charge of areas that require head protection shall require that all persons, under their authority, wear hard hats (helmets) in areas that are posted or in areas where falling or flying objects are possible. The hard hats shall be ANSI Z89.1 approved.
Supervisors or persons in charge of areas that require respiratory protection shall require that all persons under their authority wear a respirator when:
- Handling chemicals
- Working on asbestos abatement projects
- Working with pesticides
- Painting and sanding operations
Fit Testing and Training for Respirators
Employees are required to undergo fit testing and training prior to wearing respirators. In some cases, employees will be required to have a physical by a doctor. Contact the department of EHS ext. 4305, for respirator training.
Supervisors or persons in charge of areas that are posted or where noise levels require hearing protection shall see that student faculty/staff members, and visitors are provided with adequate hearing protection to include:
- Premold ear plugs
- Disposable ear plugs
- Ear phones (muffs)
ARMS, HANDS, AND TORSO PROTECTION
Supervisors or persons in charge of areas that require personal protective equipment shall see that students, faculty/staff members, and visitors are provided with personal protective equipment while in hazardous areas including:
- Working with chemicals
- Handling PCB's
- Handling heavy tools
- Lifting and moving equipment and furnishings
Selection of Protective Clothing
Contact the department of EHS ext. 4305, for assistance in the proper selection of clothing and gloves.
SAFETY TOE FOOTWEAR
Supervisors or persons in charge of areas where job conditions warrant safety toe footwear shall require persons under their authority to wear protective footwear.
- Warehouse operations
- Moving heavy equipment and furnishings
- Glass cutting equipment, jack hammers, tilers, etc.
- Jobs requiring work with certain chemicals
SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM
Before employees can be expected to work safety, they must be shown the safe way to do their job. Training programs are designed to teach safe job performance and increase the level of safety awareness by all Missouri S&T employees.
All supervisors have the responsibility of making sure that employees have been instructed in the proper procedures of handling demanding physical and hazardous duties assigned to them.
- Fire Safety
- Materials Handling
- Office Safety
- Lab Safety
- Respirator Use and Care
- Emergency Preparedness
- Forklift Safety Training
Special requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. You are encouraged to notify EHS should you have or see a special training need.
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
When special events and activities are being planned using Missouri S&T buildings and/or facilities where large numbers of people gather, applicable NFPA Life Safety codes must be adhered to:
The scheduling of special events where there is anticipation of a large gathering of people, organizers must contact EHS to go over code issues such as occupancy load and proper arrangements so adequate and quick exits can be provided.