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ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY

Office of Central Facilities

Safety Program Guide - Table of Contents
  1. Introduction to the Safety Program Guide (A brief explanation of how to use this Guide, the Profile System, and Self-Audit Checklists to determine your department's safety program requirements.)
  2. Safety Program Profile System (Questions, the answers to which will help you determine which safety programs apply to your work area and job duties.)
  3. Guide Articles 

The table below lists health and safety topics which fall under MC-ES's purview. If no link is given, please e-mail the ES Office or call (240) 567-4308 to request information on a given topic. Suggestions for additional articles are always welcome and may be sent to the same mailbox.

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SECTION A: INFORMATION FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS 

Safety Services at Montgomery College MC's Safety Policy & Procedures, Definitions, Responsibilities
Communicable Disease Prevention
 Guidelines for preventing communicable diseases.
 
Backcare and Lifting Safety  Backcare, factors that may contribute to pain and injury, and how to lift heavy objects safely.
Crowd Management (Crowd management requirements for assemblies of 50 or more participants.) Venues at MC that may require a trained crowd manager and links to on-line training program.
Fire Extinguishers (Education program that complies with OSHA Portable Fire Extinguisher Standard, 29CFR 1910.157(g)(2).With permission from Brooks Equipment.)  General principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage firefighting.
Work Related Injury or Illness Contact the Risk Management and Wellness unit of Human Resources for information regarding Workman's Compensation Procedures. More information is available on HR's Risk Management and Wellness web page.
OSHA, MOSH and EPA, MDE Links to Federal and State safety and environmental regulations

SECTION B: GENERAL OFFICE AND CLASSROOM SAFETY

Making Your Area Safe Guidelines for improving office and classroom safety
Computer Workstations Guidelines for preventing repetitive motion injury and eye strain
Ergonomics Guidelines for minimizing risk of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD)
Hazard Communication Chemical use in spaces other than laboratories
Indoor Air Quality Procedures for handling indoor air quality concerns
Personal Protective Equipment Guidelines for determining the need for, selection and use of personal protective equipment

SECTION C: SAFETY FOR SUPPORT OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES

Bloodborne Pathogens  Exposure to blood or other bodily fluids as part of work responsibilities
Confined Space Working in spaces with limited egress/ingress
Construction and Renovations OSHA definition of construction and regulations affecting activities on construction sites
Cutting and Welding Procedures for control of hazards associated with hot work and the use of compressed gases
Electrical Safety Training and safeguards necessary when working on electrical circuits operating at 50 volts or more
Fall Protection Requirements for work above 6 ft. from ground

Forklift Safety  

Forklift (and other Powered Industrial Trucks) safety training
Ladder Safety Guidelines for safe use of portable ladders
Lockout/Tagout Preventing accidental start-up of motorized equipment
Machine Guarding Requirements for machine guarding when machine parts or functions are inherently dangerous
Noise and Hearing Conservation Program required when work environment involves high noise levels
Respiratory Protection Requirements for using respirators
Support Staff Activities in Laboratories Service and maintenance activities in College laboratories
Utility Vehicles  Requirements for operating utility vehicles

SECTION D: LABORATORY AND CHEMICAL SAFETY

Chemical Hygiene Plan Required program when using hazardous chemicals in laboratories
Chemical Spill Cleanup Procedures for cleaning up spills of hazardous chemicals
Emergency Eyewash and Safety Showers Use and maintenance of emergency eyewash stations and safety showers
Emergency Information Posters Description of the Emergency Information Program
Microbiology Lab Safety Safety Guidelines for Microbiology Labs
Hazard Communication Inventories of chemical substances used in areas other than research laboratories
Hazardous Waste Storage and disposal of Hazardous Materials (except Infectious Waste)

SECTION E: ASBESTOS AND OTHER SPECIFIC HAZARDS

Asbestos Program Information Outline of hazards and regulations for asbestos containing materials
Infectious Waste Disposal Disposal of biologically contaminated or medical-like waste

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