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  • Workplace Accident and Injury Reduction Program

    AWAIR

    March 1, 2010

    Prepared by: Laura Goodman

    Director of Public Safety

    2010

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    Table of Contents I. ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITYS SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT .................................. 4

    II. AWAIR POLICY ....................................................................................................................... 5

    III. BACKGROUND ...................................................................................................................... 5 IV. SUMMARY .............................................................................................................................. 5 V. AWAIR PROGRAM GOALS .................................................................................................. 6 VI. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES ...................................................................................................... 6 VII. RESPONSIBILITIES .............................................................................................................. 7

    A. University Leadership ...................................................................................................... 7 B. Supervisors ....................................................................................................................... 7 C. Public Safety Director ...................................................................................................... 8 D. Safety Committee Members ............................................................................................ 8 E. St. Catherine University Employees ................................................................................ 9

    VIII. JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS .................................................................................................. 9

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 10 B. Procedures ...................................................................................................................... 10

    IX. BUILDING (FACILITY) INSPECTIONS............................................................................. 11

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 11 B. Procedures ...................................................................................................................... 11

    X. REPORT OF UNSAFE CONDITIONS ................................................................................. 12

    XI. SAFETY RULES.................................................................................................................... 12 A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 12

    B. General Safety Rules...................................................................................................... 12 C. Slip, Trips and Fall Hazards (See Appendix H) ............................................................. 13 D. Cylinders ........................................................................................................................ 15

    E. Electrical ........................................................................................................................ 15 F. Fire Safety ...................................................................................................................... 16

    G. Flammables .................................................................................................................... 16 H. Ladders ........................................................................................................................... 17

    I. Manual Material Handling ............................................................................................. 17 J. Machinery ...................................................................................................................... 18

    K. Office ............................................................................................................................. 18

    L. Personal Protective Equipment (Refer to PPE Program) ............................................... 19 M. Tools .............................................................................................................................. 20

    N. Welding .......................................................................................................................... 21 XII. HAZARDOUS INCIDENT/ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS ........................................... 22

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 22

    B. Procedures ...................................................................................................................... 22 XIII. AWAIR COMMUNICATION ............................................................................................ 23

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 23 XIV. SAFETY COMMITTEE...................................................................................................... 24

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 24 B. Objectives ...................................................................................................................... 24 C. Safety committee members responsibility .................................................................... 25

    D. Safety committee member guidelines for notifying employees of safety hazards, unsafe actions and safety rule violations. .................................................................................. 26

    XV. EMPLOYEE TRAINING ..................................................................................................... 26

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 26

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    B. Procedure ....................................................................................................................... 26 XVI. NEW EMPLOYEE ORIENTATION .................................................................................. 27

    A. Policy ............................................................................................................................. 27 B. Procedure ....................................................................................................................... 27

    XVII. ENFORCING SAFE WORK PRACTICES AND RULES ............................................... 27

    XVIII. DEPARTMENT RESPONSIBILITIES ........................................................................... 28 XIX. MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEETS ........................................................................... 29 XX. DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES ........................................................................................ 31 Appendix A ................................................................................................................................... 33

    Hazard Assessment ................................................................................................................... 33

    Appendix B ................................................................................................................................... 35 Hazardous Materials Inspection Report .................................................................................... 35

    Appendix C ................................................................................................................................... 36 Report of Unsafe Condition ...................................................................................................... 36

    Appendix D ................................................................................................................................... 37 Supervisors Accident Investigation Report ............................................................................. 37

    Appendix E ................................................................................................................................... 38 Instructions for Completing Accident Report ........................................................................... 38

    Appendix F.................................................................................................................................... 39

    New Employee Safety Orientation Checklist ........................................................................... 39 Appendix G ................................................................................................................................... 40

    SAFETY PROGRAM EVALUATION SUMMARY (YEAR) ........................................ 40 Appendix H ................................................................................................................................... 43

    Hazard Identification/Inspection ............................................................................................... 43

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    I. ST. CATHERINE UNIVERSITYS SAFETY POLICY STATEMENT

    St. Catherine University believes that employees are the most important assets a company has and gives the highest priority to maintaining the safest working environment pos