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Accident and Illness Prevention Policy

The Accident and Illness Prevention Program is designed to identify and correct potential accidents and unsafe acts which may take place on our campus.

Objectives
It is the policy of Indiana University of Pennsylvania to continuously maximize efforts to protect all students, faculty, staff, and visitors from accidents and diseases that would cause pain and suffering.
Introduction
The University applies OSHA guidelines, along with legislative and various regulatory agencies to all safety practices and policies when addressing safety issues on campus 
Responsible Parties
The following parties are responsible for the implementation of the Accident and Illness Safety Program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania 
Communication and Awareness
A safety and health plan is only as good as the communication and training that must take place throughout the University to bring the plan into reality 
Employee Responsibility
Employees who are trained properly, can follow safety policies/procedures, practice safe work habits and report unsafe conditions to prevent accidents 
Human Resources/Public Safety Department/Environmental Health and Safety
The Human Resource Department provides information and brochures relating to safety during the new employee orientation process 
Accident Investigation
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety conducts investigations in response to all accidents, regardless if the accident is lost time or non-lost time.
Accident Prevention Training
The university provides various types of training to address work place safety and environmental hazards.
Record Keeping
Records pertaining to individual accidents, injury and illness must be kept on file in both the Human Resource Department and the Public Safety Office 
Program Evaluation
In order to determine if our safety program is working or not, evaluation measurements need to be established 
Inspections
The Environmental Health and Safty Office conducts safety inspections within all buildings on our campus.
Fire Prevention
Fire safety and prevention on the IUP campus
Hazardous Waste
All hazardous waste is stored in the chemical storage room located in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics building 
Industrial Hygiene Survey
Industrial Hygiene Surveys will be performed when required by regulatory agencies 
Industrial Health Services
Internal and external medical services are provided to evaluate the following Hearing Conservation Screening Employee Injury Treatment and Case Management Pre Placement Physicals in Some Areas Educational Seminars Wellness Programs Employee Assistance Programs Fit for Duty Return to Work Evaluations
Hearing Conservation
A hearing conservation plan has been developed in conjunction with the Special Education Department on the University Campus 
Substance Abuse Awareness/Prevention Information
New employees are given a copy of the Drug Free Workplace Brochure and the Drug Free Workplace Policy 
Facilities Management Safety Manual
This manual is part of the Accident and Illness Prevention Program and is kept with the program.  Because of its length, only the table of contents has been included in this document.  This can be found in the appendices.
Contractor Job Safety
Indiana University of Pennsylvania expects all outside contractors working on its campus to conduct all work consistent with all safety regulations  
Appendices: Accident and Illness Prevention Policy
 
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Sutton Hall, Room 423
    1011 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-5705
  • Fax: 724-357-4057
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.