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Accident and Illness Prevention Program

  • 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 Safety 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 AwarenessPrevention Information
    New employees are given a copy of the Drug Free Workplace Brochure and the Drug Free Workplace Policy 
    Contractor Job Safety
    Indiana University of Pennsylvania expects all outside contractors working on its campus to conduct all work consistent with all safety regulations  
    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.
    Appendices: Accident and Illness Prevention Policy
    List of downloadable files from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety
    Emergency Plan
    University Police have provided information regarding what to do in an emergency.