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Environmental Health & Safety Orientation

Spring 2014. Our Purpose – . YOU. !!!. Communicate the potential hazards found on . C. ampus and at Home to keep you; our . visitors, students, faculty, and staff . safe & healthy while protecting our natural resources and living in a sustainable manner..

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Environmental Health & Safety Orientation

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Environmental Health & Safety Orientation

Spring 2014Slide2

Our Purpose –


Communicate the potential hazards found on


ampus and at Home to keep you; our

visitors, students, faculty, and staff

safe & healthy while protecting our natural resources and living in a sustainable manner.

Check out these links to find out more:

Environmental Health & Safety Website

Wright Way Policy, 6000 SeriesSlide3

The Emergency Action Plan

To help you and others respond to emergency situations:

The WSU Telephone book, pages 2-6

Budget Planning & Resource Analysis


WSU: Environmental Health & Safety www.wright.edu/admin/ehs/

Those living in residence halls or university-owned housing, emergency procedures are located:


The Emergency Action Plan

It is your supervisor’s responsibility to inform you of your area-specific procedures. It is


responsibility to know and understand these duties and how to respond to emergency situations.

1.) Know how Emergency Notifications are issued

2.) Know where to go to seek shelter or to evacuate

3.) Have a method of headcount for your area, office, or class room4.) Have a way to summon help or to communicate SOS Slide5

Six Ways to Summon Help:

1. Emergency Telephones

Found in each Building to communicate with WSUPD Dispatch

Provides automatic communication to University PoliceSlide6

Six Ways to Summon Help:

Communicate with WSUPD Dispatch


ocated in remote locations, and parking lots.

Provide communication to WSUPD Dispatch.

Outdoor Emergency

Call BoxesSlide7

Six Ways to Summon Help:

3. Telephones:

Located in offices, departments, and hallways

Dialing 911connects WSUPD Dispatch Slide8

Six Ways to Summon Help:

4. Personal Cell Phone

Call 775-2111 for WSUPD Dispatch

. . . 911 from your cell will slow emergency response! Always heed the “no service” or poor reception areas. Practice “ICE#1, ICE#2, etc. And have an alternate means during an emergency.Slide9

Six Ways to Summon Help:

5. Automatic E




AEDs are user-friendly devices

to save the life of someone having Sudden Cardiac Arrest. AED’s use electrical therapy to defibrillate or stop arrhythmia to get the heart back to a normal rhythm. Opening an AED box notifies the WSUPD Dispatch and activates a loud audible. For an inventory listing and locations: http://www.wright.edu/admin/ehs/

For more information on AED’s see Health & Human Services:




Automatic External Defibrillator


“Good Samaritan

” law provides certain protection from lawsuits to those providing first aid or other emergency care or treatment to someone suffering an injury or sudden illness - Ohio Revised Code, Section 2305.23.Slide11

Six Ways to Summon Help:

6. Pull Stations

Know locations and use whenever there is a fire or heavy smoke which will notify WSUPD Dispatch.

Wright State University–owned buildings (Hamilton Hall & Forest Lane) are

also monitored


WSUPD Dispatch IF THE PREVIOUS 5 METHODS of communication are unavailable; pull stations may be used to notify WSUPD

Dispatch as a last resortSlide12

Fire Safety Equipment – Residence Halls

Residence halls are equipped with smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and hallway fire extinguisher. Each leased building (College Park, The Woods, Village, and the Honors Community) is externally monitored to dispatch the Fairborn Fire Department and or notify the WSUPD Dispatch.Slide13

Fire Extinguishers

Know the location of nearest extinguisher BUT use

only for your


afety to escape the building.

Personnel in High Hazardous Areas may be required to be trained due to increased risk or volatility of materials.Slide14

Hazard CommunicationYour Right-to-UnderstandEnsures that

the hazards of all chemicals produced or imported are classified, and that information concerning the classified hazard is communicated to employers and employees.Aligns with the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), Revision 3.ProvidesContainer labeling

and other forms of warning, 

Safety Data Sheets



) in a standardized 16-section format, and Employee training.Every employee has the right to understand the hazards in their work area.Slide15

Hazard Communication LabelsRequirementsName, address and telephone numberProduct identifier

Signal wordHazard statement(s)Precautionary Statement(s)Pictogram(s)Every employee must be able to understand hazardous material labels and pictograms in their work area.Slide16

Hazard Communication Pictograms

HCS2012 Pictograms and Hazards

Health Hazard



Reproductive Toxicity

Respiratory SensitizerTarget Organ ToxicityAspiration Toxicity





Emits Flammable Gas



Organic Peroxides

Exclamation Mark


(skin and eye)

Skin Sensitizer

Acute Toxicity

Narcotic Effects

Respiratory Tract Irritant

Hazardous to Ozone Layer (Non-Mandatory)

Gas Cylinder


Under Pressure




Eye Damage

Corrosive to Metals

Exploding Bomb




Organic Peroxides

Flame Over Circle






Skull and Crossbones


Toxicity (fatal or toxic)Slide17

Hazard Communication Label Fictitious ExampleSlide18

Hazard Communication Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

The SDS is a detailed document that communicates hazard information  toEmployers, Employees, Physicians, Other health professionals, and Emergency personnel.

Every employee must have access to SDS for every hazardous material in their work area.Slide19

Hazard CommunicationSDS Example

SDSsMust use the standard 16-section format to make finding specific information easier.Must be readily available.

Must be provided by the chemical manufacturer.


be retained 30 years beyond the last use date of the material.Slide20

Hazard CommunicationEmployee Information and Training

Employees require effective information and training on hazardous chemicals in their work area:at the time of their initial assignment, and whenever a new chemical hazard the employees have not previously been trained about is introduced into their work area.

Information and training may cover categories of hazards (e.g., flammability, carcinogenicity) or specific chemicals.

Chemical-specific information must always be available through labels and SDSs.

Every employee must have training for hazardous materials in their work area.Slide21

Hazard Communication

If you work with hazardous substances, or in areas where hazardous substances are used/stored, your supervisor is responsible for ensuring you receive training.

If you do work with hazardous substances, do the following:

Understand that hazards are not always obvious or easy to detect

Store hazardous materials properly

Make sure containers are in good condition

Never become careless, sloppy, or lazy when handling hazardous materialsMake sure containers are properly labeledAsk questions and read the labels and SDSSlide22

DOT - Hazardous Material Transportation

DOT training required for Receiving or Shipping of hazardous material on or off campus.

Hazardous Material can include:

Chemicals and chemical containing equipment

Biological and/or infectious materials

Radioactive material, isotopes, sealed source, etc.

Compressed GasesSlide23

Bloodborne Pathogens

Wright State University employs many people who could come into contact with human blood, blood components, or other potentially infectious material (OPIM).

If your job duties potentially put you in contact with bloodborne pathogens or OPIM make sure you acquire the bloodborne pathogens training

& practice universal precautions.

More information may be found on the EHS

BBP website page.


Lab Safety

Laboratories require a Lab Safety Plan for personnel working in lab settings.

Working in a laboratory requires additional training. Contact our Lab Safety Officer at ext. 2797 .Slide26

Lab Safety

Labels, Lab Signs, & Other Warnings Your job may or may not require you to be exposed to hazardous substances on campus.

If not, be aware of

hazard warning signs

, what they mean, and refrain from entering areas labeled as hazardous without further training.

Otherwise, you will need Safety Data Sheet, Personal Protective Equipment, and Emergency Action Plan Training.Slide27

Lab Safety - Biological Safety Awareness

Biological materials such as cell cultures, viruses, toxins, and DNA/RNA are commonly found in research/teaching and require oversight by our Biological Safety Committee and Biological Safety Officer.

Regulated by the National Institute of Health and the Center for Disease Control guidelines, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, and the EHS Institutional Biosafety Officer (ext. 2797).Slide28

Lab Safety - Radiation Safety

Radioactive materials, radiation producing devices (x-rays), and lasers used on campus, are regulated by the Ohio Department of Health, Radiation Safety Committee, and/or EHS Radiation Safety Officer.


ork with radioactive materials, radiation producing devices, or lasers requires additional training and may be obtained by contacting EHS at ext. 2169.Slide29

Lab Safety - LasersLasers need approval and inspected.

Training and PPE is requiredClass 3b & Class 4 Lasers require medical eye exams Slide30

Lab Safety - Orphan Chemicals

EHS provides a list of chemicals that are available to all researchers, for good purity chemicals no longer needed by our researchers

These "orphaned" chemicals are available free of charge, on a "first come, first serve" basis. The quantities listed include weight of the container (in kilograms), as well as its contents. These chemicals can save researchers money and decrease our disposal costs. Contact EHS for more details and current inventory.Slide31

Environmental - Waste Disposal

All waste must be disposed

of properly where Re-Use, Repurposing, & regular land-fill is not feasible.

Regulated Waste

is EPA-classified waste.


includes batteries, paper, cardboard, aluminum, and some triple-rinsed containers like glassware and plastic drums.Special Waste includes:Chemicals, paints, cleaners, etc…Infectious materialRadioactive Material

Electronics (computers, fax machines, etc…)

Fluorescent lights

Additional training required for those generating regulated waste. Contact EHS at ext. 3788.Slide32

Environmental - Pollution Prevention

Hazardous Material Spills


f spill is unknown or beyond your capabilities, contact EHS for our HAZMAT

Team response.

Storm Water Management

We’re a Permitted Facility requiredto educate “consumers”, maintain best management practices, and prevent illicit discharges.

Please call WSU Police Dispatch if any potential spills are observed on or near campus property.Slide33

Environmental - Drinking Water

WSU has 2 wells, 3 water treatment operators, and its very own water treatment plant to service campus locations (

does not include off-site housing, or satellite operations




Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) summarizes information regarding aquifers use, any detected contaminants, compliance, and educational information. The reports are due by July 1st each year.

CCR’s are found on EHS’s Drinking Water link:

*.*Boil advisories are issued due to maintenance activities. Please follow all guidance provided during a boil advisory.Slide34

Safety - Electrical

Electric Shock and

Arc Flash


lectrical equipment or electrical system design, installation, modification, testing, repair, and maintenance shall be done by


electrical personnel only.If your job requires you to perform AUTHORIZED electrical work, additional electrical training and arc flash training is required. Contact EHS at ext. 2215.Slide35

Safety – Electrical

Electric Shock


Arc Flash

For the rest of us, a few basic electrical safety practices to consider:

Never open or approach an open electrical panel

. These panels are designed to protect you when they are closed.Never place liquids or any other item on top of control or electrical panels.Never reset a “tripped” safety switch or circuit breaker.Report faulty or suspicious electrical systems.

No over loading circuits – “daisy chained” or multiple outlet adapters.

All electric heaters must be approved by Physical Plant.

Never use ungrounded or broken plugs.

Avoid using extension cords.Slide36

Safety - Lockout

Lockout is a process used to protect employees and visitors from accidental startup of machines or equipment, and to prevent the release of stored energy during servicing and/or maintenance.


he placement of a lockout device and employee identification valves, motors, pumps, electrical breakers, etc. ensures hazardous energy is controlled and equipment cannot be operated until the lockout device is removed.Slide37

Safety - Lockout

Affected Person

– Anyone working in the vicinity of locked out equipment OR would be “affected” by lockout procedures.

Do not attempt to utilize equipment that has been locked out. Look for identifying tags, as seen in photos.

Authorized Person

– Trained employee that controls all energy sources when performing tasks involving hazardous motion or stored energy. These might be electrical, hydraulic, gravity, kinetic, temperature, chemical, compressed air, etc.Slide38

Safety - Confined Spaces

NEVER enter permit-required spaces without training, equipment, and written authorization.

A Confined space is an area that:

Has limited or restricted means of entry or exit

Is large enough for a worker to enter and perform the task assigned

Is not designated for continuous employee occupancy

Any open-top tank or pit more than four (4) feet deep that meets the above conditionsConfined spaces on campus are marked as:




Contact EHS 937.775.2215

For Emergency – WSUPD 937.775.2111




Contact EHS 937.775.2215

For Emergency – WSUPD 937.775.2111Slide39

Safety - Fall Hazard

Falls are one of the leading causes of occupational injuries and many Fall Hazards at WSU exist around campus.

If your job requires you to use any of this equipment or access any of these areas, then specific training is required.

Any Roof Access


Vertical or Aerial LiftsScaffoldingAny working/walking surface four feet or higher above next lowest level

Above holes, openings, skylights or other hazardous area such as water, moving parts, electrical devices, etc.Slide40

Safety – Accident, Injury, & Near-Miss Reporting

Report all near-misses, incidents, accidents, injuries, or illnesses, regardless of severity to your supervisor immediately.

An incident report shall be completed by you and your supervisor by the end of your shift:



Additional EHS Training

Additional EHS training may be required depending on your job.

On our EHS website, complete the “EHS Job Task Questionnaire”. If you supervise staff, complete only the “EHS Supervisor Training Questionnaire”.


Wright Way Policies: EHS 6000 Series

6001 Environmental Health and Safety


Safety Shoes


Fire Safety Plan 6015 Exit Policy for the Closeout/Decommissioning of University Labs 6020 Smoking 6030 Pregnancy in the Workplace/Academic and Research Settings


Emergency Care for Injuries and Illnesses


Reporting Injuries and Illnesses


Occupational/Non-occupational Exposure to BB Pathogens


Violence in the Workplace


Office of Environmental Health & Safety

Dedicated EHS Professionals providing risk management, job hazard analysis, and regulatory compliance for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff while keeping YOU our most important asset Safe and Healthy.


937.775.2215 Main Office 047

Biological Sciences II

937.212.2946 EHS Employee 24 hour response