328.2 Health and Safety
|Created by: Dana Trebing on 2/28/2005|
|Category: 3 - Business Affairs; 20 - Security/Traffic|
|Originator: Safety Services Coordinator|
|Current File: 328.2|
|Adoption Date: 2/28/2005|
|Reviewed for Currency: 2/28/2005|
|Replaces File: 328.2|
|Date of Origin: 9/23/1976|
|In Archive? No|
328.2 Health and Safety
Health and safety are everyone's concern. Each employee should regard health and safety procedures as part of his or her job requirements. Through a strong commitment to safety, the university can minimize its losses, increase morale and productivity, and reduce pain and suffering.
Furman University will comply with state and federal safety and health standards (1) to provide a safe and healthful environment for faculty and staff, students and visitors on the campus, and (2) to maintain an environment free from recognized hazards when no standard is applicable to the situation.
1. In addition to OSHA requirements and the regulations of the State Fire Marshal's office, Furman adopts as its guidelines the Southern Building Codes and Southern Fire Codes. Copies of these codes are available at the Safety Office.
2. University faculty and staff shall comply with all applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations. The Furman University Safety Manual will be the university's resource for training employees and students in proper procedures and guidelines.
3. Budget unit heads and facility supervisors have the primary responsibility to ensure that activities and purchases under their control comply with applicable safety regulations and standards.
4. Health and safety should be one of the primary considerations in the planning and conduct of all college activities and in the design and construction and in the modification or renovation of all college buildings and facilities.
5. The Safety Office shall act as advisor to the university community in all aspects of safety or fire prevention and work with faculty and staff to ensure that all activities under their control comply with applicable safety regulations and standards.
6. The Safety Coordinator, his or her designated representative, or any university supervisory personnel, shall have the authority and responsibility to stop any activity that presents certain and imminent danger of serious injury.
7. The Safety Office will have the primary responsibility for maintaining all required records of accidents or injuries and for analyzing the data generated with the goal of preventing accidents.
8. The Safety Office has the responsibility for conducting the campus-wide safety education program with the objective of developing an attitude of safety consciousness in the university community.
9. Supervisors have the responsibility of investigating all accidents with the goal of preventing their recurrence. The Safety Office will also investigate all accidents and review supervisor accident reports and will recommend positive corrective action.
10. All employees and faculty members will report any injury, however slight, to their supervisor who will report to the Human Resources Office within 48 hours of the accident for completion of "form." In addition, accidents involving guests or visitors shall be immediately reported to the Public Safety Department.
11.The Safety Office will inspect all university facilities on a regular schedule to monitor compliance with applicable safety regulations.