Section 3 - Assignment of Responsibility

  • Vice President for Finance and Operations
    • To establish and monitor the Comprehensive Safety Plan.
    • To promote safety and health considerations as integral components in the planning and decision-making process at all levels of the organization.
    • To hold managers/supervisors/employees accountable for acts and conditions within their areas of responsibility and control.
    • To coordinate with the Director EHS & Risk Management on safety-related issues.
    • To serve as the authority having jurisdiction in all fire and life safety issues.

 

  • Director EHS & Risk Management
    • To implement and monitor the Safety Plan.
    • To assist management and supervisors in establishing reasonable and measurable safety goals and objectives and provide performance feedback in obtaining the established goals and objectives.
    • To review annually and update as necessary the Safety Plan and manual.
    • To promote safety awareness through the distribution of educational materials such as posters, flyers, brochures, and safety articles.
    • To assist management and supervisors with safety related issues and topics to be presented and discussed at scheduled staff meetings.
    • To encourage management and supervisors to conduct and document periodic safety inspections of assigned work areas.
    • To perform timely analyses of Workers’ Compensation injury losses, and at least annually prepare a summary report for the Vice Presidents for Finance and Operations.

 

  • Risk Management & Occupational Safety Coordinator
    • To assist, advise, and guide the operation of the Safety Plan.
    • To prepare information to be presented to all new employees concerning the Plan.
    • To conduct and document at least an annual safety inspection of the entire campus.
    • To assist management and supervisors with accident and incident investigation to ensure all mishaps are investigated in a timely and thorough appropriate corrective actions taken.
    • To maintain a record of all jobs-related injuries or illnesses and coordinate proper reporting with the University claims coordinator.

 

  • Managers & Supervisors
    • To minimize job-related injuries and illnesses through implementation of the Safety Plan in areas of operation.
    • To accept responsibility for the Safety Plan.
    • To observe employees’ work practices and take immediate action whether to reinforce safe behavior or correct unsafe behavior or work conditions.
    • To include discussions and training on safety-related issues on topics on a regular basis during staff meetings.
    • To ensure procedures are in place to investigate and report in a timely manner accidents and incidents in the assigned work areas.

 

  • Employees
    • To account for personal safety to the maximum extent possible.
    • To attend and participate in training and discussions concerning safety-related issues and concerns.
    • To report to supervisor or manager any safety hazard that cannot be immediately corrected.
    • To report to work in the physical condition that allows safe accomplishment of the job.
    • To attempt to correct, if possible, any observed condition or practice that has caused, or has the potential to cause, an injury or damage to property. The circumstances and as much fact as possible should be reported to the supervisor immediately.
    • To seek training opportunities regarding safe work practices and safe operating procedures.