Safety & Risk Management Program
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUPERVISORS
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.
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:
|- Student Health Services
|- Workers' Compensation Physicians - webpage
|- Physician of their choice or Emergency Room
|Missouri S&T Health Services
There are Missouri S&T Emergency telephones in various locations on campus. These phones provide a direct line to the University Police.
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.
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.
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:
Environmental Health / Safety
108 Campus Support Facility
Telephone: (573) 341-4305
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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:
Contact the department of EHS ext. 4305, for assistance in the proper selection of clothing and gloves.
Supervisors or persons in charge of areas where job conditions warrant safety toe footwear shall require persons under their authority to wear protective footwear.
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.
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.
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.