Stanford UniversityGeneral Health & Safety Training Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) Emergency Preparedness & Response General Safety
Why Are We Here? • To learn about the university’s injury and illness prevention program (IIPP). • Receive general safety guidelines. • Explain what your responsibilities are for safety.
Why? • Stanford works hard to prevent accidents, but people do get injured at work: • Workplace injuries cost Stanford - over 6 million dollars in 2002 • Total lost work days due to injuries - 3510 in 2002
Supervisor’s Responsibilities • Know the TRICK of a good safety program. • Train employees on correct safety practices. • Report Unsafe Conditions and Incidents. • Inspect for work place safety and compliance. • Correct any problems found. • Keep records of training. • Enforce health and safety rules.
Employee & StudentResponsibilities • Keep informed of safety conditions. • Participate in training programs. • Adhere to healthy and safe practices. • Report problems and hazards to Supervisors, Lab Managers, etc.
EH&S Responsibilities(Environmental Health + Safety) • Assist supervisors and managers with evaluation of workplace hazards. • Provide training and technical resource assistance. • Review departments’ safety programs. • Evaluating training in departments. • Serve as a campus resource for safety.
Training • There are 3 levels of training: Tier I University Tier II Department Tier III Local Work Unit Employees and students must receive training on all workplace hazards • Training benefits everyone by: improving understanding, empowering people, reducing injuries and improving the bottom line.
Reporting Hazards University Policy on Anti-reprisal “Stanford university encourages employees and students to report health and safety hazards to their supervisor, manager, or EH&S.” “Employees and students shall not be discharged or discriminated against in any manner for bona fide reporting of health and safety hazards to Stanford or to appropriate governmental agencies.” (Reports may always be made anonymously)
Reporting an Injury, Incident,or Exposure • Discuss health and safety concerns with your advisor/supervisor. • Fill out and sign Stanford SU-17 form. • Get forms from Risk Management. • Report “near misses.” • Seek medical attention for injuries.
Medical Attention for Workplace Injuries If an injury is work related, medical costs may be covered by Workman’s Compensation Insurance • Sequoia Occupational Health, Redwood City (or for students Vaden Health Services) • Minor injury (sprained ankle, a few stitches) • Stanford Hospital Emergency Room • Serious Injury (severe laceration requiring surgery, chemical burns, head trauma, compound fractures)
Identification of Hazards byInspecting the Workplace • EH&S has checklists available. • Departments “self inspect.” • Management ensures implementation • Keep records for 1 year. • Correct the hazards identified.
Correcting Hazards • Correct it as soon as possible. • If you can’t correct it, ask a supervisor or manager. • Are you still concerned?... call your Department Safety Representative or EH&S. • Facilities can fix things and fund it if it is part of their maintenance responsibilities.
Keeping Records • When you get training, make sure it gets recorded. • When you inspect for or correct hazards; document that as well. • Keep Records for 1 year.
Part II Emergency Preparedness(See Blue Brochure and Emergency Card) • When Reporting - Is it Serious? • Health threatening vs. non-health threatening • Know the Emergency Numbers to call • 9-911 (stay on the line until the operator hangs up) • 5-9999 EH&S urgent assistance (day or night) • Know the location of: • fire extinguisher, alarm box, exit route • Emergency Assembly Point (EAP)
Emergency Assembly Point (EAP) Symbol Look for this sign on grey wooden posts.
Prepare for an Earthquake • Store large or heavy objects on lower shelves. • Plan so your door will not be blocked if something falls. • Where do you go in an earthquake? • under a desk, away from windows. • Make an Emergency Kit for your desk area. • Department management should secure bookcases, cabinets, over 4 feet tall.
How to Respond to an Earthquake • In the event of an earthquake: • STAY CALM!!! Think! • Stay where you are. • Take cover: • under desk • away from glass, tall objects, etc. • Wait until the shaking stops and evacuate the building cautiously by stairway, take essentials. • Go to your EAP.
TO GET EMERGENCY INFORMATION about SU Stanford Emergency Hotlines SU Emergency Information Hotline 5-5555 Student Information Hotline 7-9000 To call from another city or state 1-800-89SHAKE To call from abroad 01-602-241-6769 * Tell your family about these numbers ! Go to the Stanford emergency website http://emergency.stanford.edu Listen to KZSU (90.1FM) Listen to community Emergency Alert System (*) radio KCBS 740 AM KGO 810 AM (*) formerly known as the Emergency Broadcast System Follow televised news reports
Prepare for a Fire • Know where your pull boxes, exits, and fire extinguishers are located. • EH&S offers Fire Extinguisher Training. • Do not prop open fire doors. • Turn off space heaters when you are not there. • Participate in fire drills.
How to Respond to a Fire • STAY CALM!!! • Evacuate the fire area. Close doors. • Report the fire by pulling the alarm and calling 9-911 from a safe location. • Upon hearing the alarm, stop work, close doors and proceed to the nearest exit. Use the stairs, drop & crawl if smoke is present. • Go to your EAP.
General Workplace Safety Personal Safety and Security Electrical Safety Computer Workstation Ergonomics Violence in the Workplace
Personal Safety • Keep emergency information by telephones (see guide). • Use a buddy system when working late. • Personal security tips (See Stanford Safety & Security Almanac).
Electrical Safety • Properly maintain electrical equipment. • Only use extension cords for temporary fixes. • Don’t overload electrical outlets. • Use UL approved plug strips, not cube-taps. • Keep workplace dry. • Turn off space heaters when un-attended.
Computer Workstation Ergonomics • If work on a computer more than 1 hour per day: • Must complete training: CD ROM: get from HR Officer or EH&S Web Based: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/prod/general/ergo/training.html Classroom : EHS.116 is offered every quarter On-Site for groups of 10 or more • Learn good posture for working at your computer. • Alternate activities to break up repetitive motions. • Seek medical attention promptly for any symptoms of injuries.
Computer Ergonomics • Posture • Placement of - Monitor - Input devices • Take Breaks
Violence in the Workplace • Stanford University will not tolerate violence or threats of violence. • Anyone experiencing or observing imminent violence should call 9-911. • Report any acts or threats of violence to your supervisor/instructor. • Review Administrative Guide Policy 23.9
Other Safety Training • Back Safety • Hazard Communication • Fire Extinguisher • Laboratory Safety: • Chemical Hygiene • Electrical Safety • Compressed Gas Safety • Hazardous waste management • Radiological Safety • Laser Safety • Biological Safety
SafetyTrain Web Based EH&S Courses • About SafetyTrain • SafetyTrain is a web-based program for environmental health and safety training. • It has four courses:General Safety/Emergency Preparedness (EHS.103)Chemical Safety(EHS.105)Biosafety (EHS.107)Compressed Gas Safety (EHS.153) • http://safetytrain.stanford.edu
Safety Resources • EH&S/General Safety 3-0448 • EH&S Training 5-1470 • EH&S Emergency Preparedness 5-1409 • EH&S Ergonomics 5-3209 • Stanford Risk Management 5-9122 • Stanford Police Information 3-9633 • Sequoia Occupational Health 364-1565 • EH&S Web Site: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/EHS/ • Risk Management: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/Risk-Management/