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Title: GENERAL SAFETY


1
GENERAL SAFETY
2
TOPICS
  • Injury/Illness reporting
  • Agency inspections
  • Smoking policy
  • Purchases requiring OEHS approval
  • Emergency response
  • Basic safety practices

3
OCCUPATIONAL INJURY/ILLNESS REPORTING
  • Complete First Report of Occupational
    Injury/Illness form within 24 hrs of
    notification
  • Form is available online at both OEHS and Risk
    Management websites
  • Supervisor, Unit Head, PI reviews and signs form
  • Supervisor is responsible for submitting form to
    both Risk Mgmt (original) and OEHS (copy)
  • Employee supervisor should keep a copy

4
OCCUPATIONAL INJURY/ILLNESS REPORTING
  • If possible, completed form should accompany
    employee to medical treatment facility
  • If death, serious injury, or multiple
    hospitalizations, OEHS must be notified
    IMMEDIATELY!
  • See OEHS P P Manual Section 4 for more
    information

5
OUTSIDE AGENCY INSPECTIONS
  • Agencies dealing w/ EHS
  • Governmental/regulatory agencies
  • OSHA, DEQ, DHH, State Fire Marshal, Fire Dept.
  • Insurance companies
  • Accrediting groups (JCAHO, CAP, etc.)
  • Usually are unannounced
  • Notify OEHS Risk Management if inspector shows
    up or contacts you
  • An OEHS representative must accompany all
    inspectors.
  • See OEHS P P Manual Section 13 for more
    information

6
TULANE SMOKING POLICY
  • Smoking is prohibited in all Tulane buildings
    except in designated areas
  • Smoking is not permitted in private offices
    unless room is equipped with individual HVAC
    system with a dedicated exhaust system
  • See OEHS PP Manual Section 26 for more
    information

7
SPECIAL PURCHASES
  • OEHS approval is required for purchases of
    certain items
  • SOME examples
  • Hazardous materials/equipment (or services)
  • Radioactive materials/radiation producing
    equipment
  • Lab hoods (BSCs, LFWS, chemical hoods)
  • PPE (respirators, hearing protection, chemical
    protective clothing, etc.)
  • Equipment used to store/dispense flammable
    liquids
  • See OEHS P P Manual Section 31 for more
    information

8
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLANNING
  • Unit Emergency Action Plan (EAP)
  • Inventory equipment, chemicals, supplies
  • ID critical documents equipment
  • Arrange for storage or on-site protection
  • Develop site-specific SOPs
  • EAP should also include
  • Fire protection system (alarms, fire ext, exits,
    etc.)
  • Building evacuation re-assembly
  • Assistance of persons w/ disabilities
  • Shut-down procedures (equipment/processes)
  • See OEHS PP Manual Section 1 for info

9
SOME BASIC SAFETY
  • Wear Tulane ID at all times
  • Obey warning signage
  • Use ladder or step stool to reach high objects
  • Keep walking surfaces clean and in good repair
  • Report safety hazards to supervisory personnel
  • See OEHS P P Manual Section 10 for more
    information

10
CONTACT OEHS
  • To report
  • Serious or imminent hazards or unsafe work
    practices
  • Emergencies (major spills of hazardous materials,
    fire, serious injury or accident)
  • Ergonomic problems
  • Asbestos concerns
  • To coordinate purchase of equipment requiring
    OEHS approval
  • If outside agency shows up or contacts you
  • Notify Public Safety/Security during
    non-business hours
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