Safety Policy and Procedures

INTENT:

To state Plymouth State University’s policy and senior
management’s commitment to provide and maintain a healthy and safe environment
for employees, students and visitors.

POLICY:

Plymouth State University is committed to providing
a healthy and safe environment and to comply with Federal, State and Local
Statutes and ordinances and USNH Policy.

Plymouth State University is responsible for information
and programs directed at protecting the environment and the health and
safety of employees, students, and visitors. Supervisors are accountable
for the health and safety of persons who report to them. Supervisors shall
ensure that persons directed by them understand and comply with prescribed
safety regulations and work practices. Management shall investigate all
hazards of which they become aware and shall take appropriate corrective
action. Employees must comply with statutory requirements and established
safe work practices and report unsafe or hazardous conditions to their
supervisors.

Contractors and subcontractors undertaking work
for Plymouth State University must comply with all relevant environmental
health and safety statutes and policies.

IMPLEMENTATION:

The authority and responsibility for the implementation
of this policy is assigned to the Dept. of Physical Plant, Environmental
Services. The Dept. of Physical Plant, Environmental Services, in conjunction
with the Plymouth State University Safety Committee, will provide regular
reports to all the PSU faculty and staff concerning the continuing status
of health and safety programs and of any outstanding orders issued to the
College for breaches of health and safety or environmental statutes.

PSU Safety Organization



  1. Responsibilities:

  2. Establish a coordinator of the PSU Safety committee.

  3. Advise and coordinate departmental safety committees.

  4. Establish and maintain a safety library.

  5. Coordinate and schedule safety and health training
    for employees.

  6. Review and investigate all accidents/incidents, involving
    employees, students and visitors. Report to PSU Safety Committee for discussion
    and action.

  7. Advise the Administration and the PSU Safety Committee
    on all matters of Safety, Health and Environmental issues.

  8. Conduct safety/health inspections at least annually
    of all workplaces and submit audits to the PSU Safety Committee.

  9. Enforce safety rules and regulations pursuant to
    the personnel policies as set forth in USY V.C, Sec 8.2, 8.3, and 9.

PSU Safety Committee

Membership:



  • 1. Administrative representatives shall consist of
    the following:


    • Director of Physical Plant

    • Director of Personnel

    • Supervisor of Environmental Services


  • 2. Employee representatives shall be selected by
    employees, and shall include at least the following:


    • Operating Staff 4

    • PAT 2

    • Faculty 2


  • 3. Ex-Officio members shall be:


    • Personnel’s Workman’s Compensation clerk

    • Physical Plant Office Administrator (recorder)



RESPONSIBILITIES:


  1. Hold Quarterly meetings and maintain minutes.

  2. Elect a chairperson. This position must be rotated
    between administrative and employee representatives.

  3. Review previous meeting minutes and follow-up on
    recommendations made by the committee.

  4. Review accident and investigation reports, generate
    recommendations for safety standards and rules and, assign responsibilities
    and target dates for implementation.

  5. Disseminate to all employees a safety committee policy
    along with clearly established goals and objective of the committee.

  6. Provide means for review by all employees of current
    safety programs.

  7. Discuss and recommend for approval (or disapproval
    ) new safety policies and procedures.

  8. Make recommendations for specific safety training
    topics and participate in safety training.

  9. Any employee who participates in committee activities
    shall be paid at his/hers regular rate of pay for all time spent on such
    activities.

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