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  1. Student Orientation Intro to Health and Safety Denelle Bowser Environmental Health & Safety 410.462.7593 dbowser@mica.edu

  2. Environmental Health and Safety Awareness • H1N1 Awareness • Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Notification System • Emergency Procedures • EHS Policies • Resources

  3. H1N1 Facts • MICA has already experienced an H1N1 outbreak among the Pre-College students and is preparing for additional cases • Individuals between 6 months and 25 years of age are much more likely to contract H1N1 and all college campuses, including MICA, are likely to see high numbers of case among students

  4. H1N1 Facts Continued… • The symptoms and spread of H1N1 virus are similar to the seasonal flu • Flu viruses are spread mainly from person to person through coughing or sneezing or by touching something with the flu viruses on it and then touching the mouth and nose • Studies have shown that the flu virus can survive on surfaces and can infect a person for up to 2-8 hours

  5. H1N1 Facts Continued… • It is possible to contract both the seasonal flu and H1N1 flu • The most effective strategies against both flu strains are personal prevention, through hand washing, cough/cold etiquette , and obtaining flu vaccination • Frequently sanitizing of work spaces, phones, key boards, etc. can minimize the risk of contracting the flu • MICA is working closely with Mt. Royal Medical and Baltimore City Health Department and expects that there will be a vaccine distribution

  6. H1N1 Preparation • Policies and Procedures Established • Preparedness and Response Committees • Awareness Training Schedule • Stop the Spread of Germs Poster • Letters and email blasts to staff, faculty, students and parents • Sanitizers strategically placed throughout campus and Clorox wipes placed computer labs • Informational Pamphlets • Vaccine requests through Mt. Royal Medical Associates • Isolation and support procedures

  7. What to do if you get sick? • Limit contact with other people as much as possible. Do Not Go to Class! Seek medical attention at Mount Royal Medical Associates 410.225.8855 • Students who are sick should self-isolate for at least 24-hours after any fever is gone • Make sure to get plenty of rest and drink clear fluids to keep from being dehydrated • Avoid normal activities including work, school, travel, shopping, social events and public gatherings

  8. Student Roles and Responsibilities • Contact the Office of Student Affairs at 410.224.2422 who will assist with plans for self isolation, arranging for meals ,and any other necessary support • Contact any faculty whose class you anticipate missing and inform them of your illness. Work with them to make arrangements for catching up on any missed work • If your illness lingers to the point where you will miss two or more of any one class contact the Office of Student Affairs

  9. Environmental Health and Safety • Emergency Action Plan / MICA website http://www.mica.edu/Documents/Operations/Emergency_Action_Plan.pdf • Emergency Notification Systems(ENS), text http://www.e2campus.com/my/mica/signup.htm sign in personal information, emergency notification information

  10. Emergency Procedures Life threatening emergencies- CALL 911 • Campus Safety-first aid injuries • Campus Safety 24hr Emergency Dispatch x3333 or 443-423-3333 off campus. Fire Procedure • Pull nearest fire alarm pull station • Evacuate the building • Call 911 AND Campus Safety

  11. EHS Policies • Smoking • Pet (allergies) • Personal Protection Equipment • Lock/Out Tag Out Important EHS Information • Health and Safety Boards • Housekeeping Boards • Eyewash Stations • Ventilation Systems • Chemical Storage Bins • Fire Extinguishers • Exits, ALL • Red Solvent Cans • Spray Booths • Woodshop / Metal Shop

  12. EHS Resources • Creating Art Safety –In Library • Material Safety Data Sheets • Evacuation Maps • Safe Meeting Location Map Emergency Action Plan and Student EHS Orientation Manual www.mica.edu/ehs H1N1 Information www. mica.edu/campus safety www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu www.dhmh.state.md.us