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1 New Employee Safety Orientation OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

2 OSU Safety Policy Oregon State University will make reasonable efforts to provide a safe and healthful working environment for all employees, students and others. Faculty and staff administrators will be held accountable for fulfilling their safety responsibilities. Flagrant disregard of the University safety policies and procedures may result in disciplinary action.

3 The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) manages health and safety programs for the university. We oversee compliance with many laws and regulations from assorted agencies including the o Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) o Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) o National Institutes of Health (NIH) o Department of Transportation (DOT) o State of Oregon Health Division o and others

4 EH&S has expertise in o radiation safety o biological safety o chemical safety o construction safety o environmental safety o hazardous waste o occupational safety o other areas The EH&S web page is a good place to find further information.

5 Environmental Health and Safety Website ( General category tabs Resources such as manuals, plans, policies, procedures, committees, safety instructions, forms, and contact information. Quick links, announce- ments, and a list of upcoming EH&S training events.

6 Safety Instructions provide a basic overview of safety practices for a number of topics.

7 This form is used by supervisors to indicate the types of work for which specific safety training is required, and by the employee to indicate which training has been completed. Both pages of the form are important. Keep a copy of the completed form in the department, and send one to Environmental Health and Safety Find the form online here:

8 All employees have the right to know what hazardous materials they are working with or around. Working Safely with Hazardous Materials (click the green arrow to open) should be reviewed by all new employees. It explains the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) system for hazardous materials. Reading this handbook will fulfill the basic requirements of hazard communication for new employees. Supervisors will provide additional training for their specific location and materials. Safety Instruction 1, the “Right to Know” contains more information and additional links.

9 You have the right to know about Specific Agents that you may be working with or near:  Carcinogens are chemicals which are known or suspected to cause cancer.  Bloodborne Pathogens are micro-organisms that are present in human blood that can cause disease in humans. Additional information is available on the Biological Safety ( web page.Biological Safety  Radioactive Materials are used extensively in OSU laboratories. Exposure to high levels of ionizing radiation has been shown to increase the risk of cancer and reproductive effects. Prior to working with or in the near vicinity of radioactive material, employees must receive additional training. Go to the Radiation Safety ( web page for more information.Radiation Safety

10  Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was formerly used in building products such as thermal insulation on pipes, ceiling tiles, floor tile and mastic (glue), linoleum and its backing. Buildings at OSU have been surveyed for asbestos-containing material (ACM). The report is located in the EH&S office and is available for review during working hours. OSU’s Asbestos Management Plan can be found on the EHS webpage Safety Instruction 43. The goal is to maintain ACM in good condition by using an active inspection and repair program. The plan will significantly diminish the potential hazard from inhaling asbestos fibers. You can help: o DO NOT hang items from any insulation or ceiling tiles o DO NOT store items on top of any insulated pipes o DO NOT disturb or damage ACM while moving or transporting items o DO NOT drill, cut or perforate ACM o DO NOT use brooms, dry brushes, or standard vacuums in the vicinity of damaged asbestos-insulated pipe. o DO call Facilities Services Customer Service about any damaged areas.

11 All new employees should view the General and Office Safety PowerPoint presentation (click the orange arrow to open) prior to beginning work

12 Supervisors must determine additional safety training requirements based on the employee’s position description and specific working conditions. Supervisors need to provide the job- specific safety training for their workers. Documentation of all safety training is required, including employee’s name and OSU ID number, date, and title of the training.

13 Training records should also include a brief outline, checklist, or synopsis of topics covered for all job-specific safety training. Individuals should be able to demonstrate understanding of the training they have received. Short quizzes or acknowledgement forms are ways to document this.

14 Environmental Health and SafetyEnvironmental Health and Safety ( 541-737-2273 Risk ManagementRisk Management ( 541-737-7340 Emergency ManagementEmergency Management ( 541-737-4713 Safety Training CoordinatorSafety Training Coordinator ( 541-737-7083 Radiation Safety OfficeRadiation Safety Office ( 541-737-2227 Biological SafetyBiological Safety ( 541-737-4557 Occupational SafetyOccupational Safety ( 541-737-1288 Contact Information

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