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Occupational Safety and Health

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The Facilities Safety and Health office is responsible for occupational safety and health of the department's employees.

Safety and Health Committee

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Our safety and health responsibilities include:

  • Asbestos and lead inspections
  • Confined space identifications with assistance from EHS
  • Air monitoring for abatement projects when available
  • Coordinating training with EHS
  • Fall harness and rigging inspections
  • Maintaining safety equipment for use by various departments
  • Conducting periodic shop inspections
  • Maintaining federally required paperwork
  • Analyze injury loss data

Safety Recognition

Total cost savings for university renovations & maintenance projects:

2/2014 - 11/13/2020

  • $713,950

Total Asbestos Removed:

  • 424,194 SF
  • 8552 LF
  • 541 CF

Total Lead-Based Paint Components Removed:

  • 2,188 SF

Overall Facilities Department Safety Training Completion

97.96%

 

Safety Shoutouts!

Housekeeping Staff

The Housekeeping Management Staff receives the honor of the Safety Shout-Out.  Not only have they maintained a great safety training record, but have increased their safety outhput with new employees being on-boarded each and every month.  They have also stepped up and aided in the response to the CoronaVirus Pandemic and has been able to procure and setup new hand sanitizer and soap stations, towel dispensers, training on new sanitizing equipment, and strategized a schedule for cleaning our wonderful campus.  Housekeeping is on the front line to our clients and they maintain an extremely large foodprint.  This leadership has shown great care, leadership, and teamwork while emphasizing safety.