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.
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
Contractors and subcontractors undertaking work
for Plymouth State University must comply with all relevant environmental
health and safety statutes and policies.
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.
Establish a coordinator of the PSU Safety committee.
Advise and coordinate departmental safety committees.
Establish and maintain a safety library.
Coordinate and schedule safety and health training
Review and investigate all accidents/incidents, involving
employees, students and visitors. Report to PSU Safety Committee for discussion
Advise the Administration and the PSU Safety Committee
on all matters of Safety, Health and Environmental issues.
Conduct safety/health inspections at least annually
of all workplaces and submit audits to the PSU Safety Committee.
Enforce safety rules and regulations pursuant to
the personnel policies as set forth in USY V.C, Sec 8.2, 8.3, and 9.
1. Administrative representatives shall consist of
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
3. Ex-Officio members shall be:
Personnel’s Workman’s Compensation clerk
Physical Plant Office Administrator (recorder)
Hold Quarterly meetings and maintain minutes.
Elect a chairperson. This position must be rotated
between administrative and employee representatives.
Review previous meeting minutes and follow-up on
recommendations made by the committee.
Review accident and investigation reports, generate
recommendations for safety standards and rules and, assign responsibilities
and target dates for implementation.
Disseminate to all employees a safety committee policy
along with clearly established goals and objective of the committee.
Provide means for review by all employees of current
Discuss and recommend for approval (or disapproval
) new safety policies and procedures.
Make recommendations for specific safety training
topics and participate in safety training.
Any employee who participates in committee activities
shall be paid at his/hers regular rate of pay for all time spent on such