The mission of the Safety Department is to identify common safety and health hazards and establish guidelines for protection against hazards. The department is responsible for all safety plans to include Department of Labor and OSHA standards.
Exposure Control Plan
Craven Community College is committed to reducing the risks to employees who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. An Exposure Control Plan (pdf) has been developed to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Bloodborne Pathogen Standard (codified in 29 CFR § 1910.1030) and to address the College’s concern for personal safety.
Hazard Communication Plan
Craven Community College strives to reduce employee exposure to hazardous chemicals and the overall incidence of chemical-related injuries and illnesses through the publishing of a Hazard Communication Plan (pdf). All employees who are potentially exposed to hazardous chemicals in their assigned jobs will be fully informed of the hazards of the chemicals and protective measures to minimize exposure to these chemicals. This type of information will be made available to employees by means of labels on chemical containers, safety data sheets (SDSs), and training. Employees will be informed of any known hazards associated with chemicals to which they may be exposed before their initial assignment, whenever the hazards change, or when new hazardous chemicals are introduced into their respective work areas.
Accident, Injury and Illness Prevention Program
State and federal law, as well as College policy, make the safety and health of our facility, staff, students and visitors the first consideration in all aspects of operations for both campuses. Safety and health in our business must be a part of every operation, and every employee’s responsibility at all levels. It is the intent of Craven Community College to comply with all laws concerning the operation of the business and the health and safety of our facility, staff, students and visitors. Craven Community College’s Accident, Injury and Illness Prevention Program (pdf) assists in making staff, students, and visitors aware of conditions in all work areas that can produce or lead to injuries.
Forklift Safety Program
Craven Community College is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment and to protecting our employees from injury or death caused by uncontrolled hazards in the workplace. The Forklift Safety Program (pdf) has been established to reduce the risk of physical injury or property damage in areas where powered forklifts and other powered material handling equipment is in operation.
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Craven Community College is committed to protecting faculty, students and subcontracts from health hazards associated with Uncontrolled Hazardous Energy (pdf). Every effort is made to ensure that risks are mitigated through appropriate engineering and administrative controls, and policies instituted by Craven Community College
Ladder Safety Program
The Ladder Safety Program (pdf) contains the information needed by all employees in the proper selection, inspection and usage of ladders on campus. The program provides information on the required ladder inspection process., what to do if a ladder fails an inspection, the proper ladder selection, the required ladder training and how to find ladder inspection tags and how to fill them out properly.
Hearing Conservation Program
The purpose of the Hearing Conservation Program (pdf) is to provide the guidelines to protect the hearing of those employees exposed to occupational noise in the workplace. It provides guidance on Noise Level Monitoring, Noise Control, Audiometric Testing, Hearing Protection and Employee Training.
Respiratory Protection Program
The purpose of the Respiratory Protection Written Program for Voluntary Use of Air Purifying Respirators (pdf) contains the information needed to protect employee health even though it has been determined that respirators are not required as part of the employee’s job duties.
Director of Environmental Health and Safety