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  1. ECU Office of Environmental Health & Safety 211 South Jarvis St, Suite 102252-328-6166, safety@ecu.edu

  2. ECU Prospective Health Clinic Drive, Ed Warren Life Sciences Bldg, Room 188 252-744-2070 Biological Safety, Radiation Safety, Infection Control, Employee Health

  3. EH&S Overview • Protect and promote health and safety of employees, students, visitors & environment • Vice Chancellor Administration & Finance, Associate Vice Chancellor Campus Safety & Auxiliary Services • Comply with local, state and federal regulations • Subject to inspection by OSHA, EPA, NC DEQ, NC DOI, NC DOL, & Pitt County Health Dept. • Provide safety trainings to employees

  4. EH&S Programs • Incident Reporting/Investigation • Workers’ Comp • Laboratory Safety • Ergonomics • Hazard Communication • Chemical/Hazardous Waste • Personal Protective Equipment • Respiratory Protection • Indoor Air Quality • Business Continuity Planning • Safety Shoes • Event Planning Resources • Clinical Staff Safety • Art Safety • Water Quality • Emergency Action Plans • Asbestos Awareness • Confined Space • Lockout/Tagout • Hot Work • Forklift/Aerial Lift • Ladders • Fall Protection • Electrical Safety • Power Tools/Machine Guarding • Grant Review • Contaminated Surplus Property • Food Safety • Heat Stress • Exposure Monitoring/Medical Surveillance • Security Technology

  5. Employee Rights and Responsibilities • Employee has basic right to make a complaint regarding unsafe/unhealthy workplace conditions • Address complaint in-house by notifying supervisor and/or ECU EH&S at 328-6166 • Contact NC DOL if issue is not resolved in-house (1-800-NC-LABOR) • Employer cannot retaliate against an employee for making a complaint • Employee confidentiality upon request

  6. Accident Reporting • Report all accidents/near misses to your Supervisor immediately • If not an emergency, contact EH&S WC (252-328-6166) to arrange medical treatment • If an emergency, call 9-1-1 • e.g. broken bone, head injury, chemical exposure, allergic reaction • Complete and submit required reporting forms w/in 48 hours of incident: • Employee Incident Report, Supervisor Incident Investigation & Medical Authorization

  7. Workers’ Compensation • Available to full-time, part-time, temporary and student workers • Covers medical treatment for injury • If taken out of work, employee is compensated for wages at 66 2/3 of salary • Govern NC Industrial Commission • Follow NC WC Law, program through NC OSHR • Medical treatment authorized by EH&S • 3rd-party case management (compensability) • Failure to comply w/ WC procedures may jeopardize coverage

  8. Emergency Planning Emergency Action Plans Emergency Evacuation Procedures When alarm sounds or you are notified of an emergency: Mandatorybuilding evacuation, do not reenter Pull alarm on your way out Call 9-1-1 from your designated meeting location Not responsible for fighting fire • Evacuation procedures • Location of primary and secondary exits • Location of pull stations • Location of designated meeting site • Emergency phone numbers • Procedures for accounting for personnel • Procedures for evacuating disabled persons • Procedures for personnel with special responsibilities during an alarm • Drills conducted annually • Shelter-in-Place procedures

  9. Hazard Communication OSHA29 CFR 1910.1200 Right to Know Act • Hazards you may encounter in work area-specific chemical hazards-operations w/ chemicals • Labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), Pictograms • Training • Initial employment, new hazard introduced, employee does not understand requirements • Supervisor – Provide more in depth training

  10. Safety Data Sheets (SDS)(previously MSDS) 1. Identification 2. Hazard Identification 3. Composition/Information on Ingredients 4. First Aid Measures 5. Fire Fighting Measures 6. Accidental Release Measures 7. Handling and Storage 8. Exposure Control/PPE 9. Physical and Chemical Properties 10. Stability and Reactivity 11. Toxicological Info 12. Ecological Info 13. Disposal Consideration 14. Transport Info 15. Regulatory Info 16. Other Info **Must be readily accessible to employees at all time.**

  11. Laboratory Safety • Complete the Chemical Hygiene/Lab Safety Training before beginning work in the laboratory • Complete Lab Specific Training w/ Lab Supervisor • Wear required personal protective equipment • No shorts/short skirts, flip flops/sandals • Review & follow Lab Safety Plans This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY

  12. Chemical/Hazardous Waste • Chemical/Hazardous Waste Disposal: EH&S • Pick up on Thursdays, waste tag & storage requirements, safety@ecu.edu • Drain Disposal: EH&S • Do not drain dispose unless approved by EH&S • Biological/Radioactive: Prospective Health • 252-744-DUMP • Sharps: Prospective Health • Broken Glass: Housekeeping • Tape box closed • Recycle and Regular Trash: Moving Services/Housekeeping

  13. Ergonomics • Adapting tasks to fit the employee • One size does not fit all • Maximize your health & comfort by using your body in efficient ways • Self-evaluation of behaviors and postures • Recognizing signs and symptoms associated with musculoskeletal disorders • Request Process – Online form

  14. Asbestos Awareness This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-ND • Naturally occurring fibrous mineral found in building materials on campus including ceiling material, pipe insulation and floor tile • Potential to cause health hazard if inhaled • Intact, undisturbed material does not pose significant health risk • Report damaged material to EH&S • Asbestos webpage for additional information This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND

  15. Warning Signs/Tags This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY This Photo by Unknown Author is licensed under CC BY

  16. Highlights • When in doubt, ask questions • Make sure you participate in training & it is documented • Review specific hazards, emergency action plans and evacuation plans with your supervisor • If an accident or near miss occurs, immediately report it to your supervisor

  17. ECU EH&S 211 South Jarvis St, Suite 102252-328-6166safety@ecu.eduwww.ecu.edu/oehs Questions, Comments, Concerns?