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Campus Safety Handbook
Walls, ceilings, doors, floors, pipe insulation and other building materials may contain asbestos. Airborne asbestos fibers are hazardous to your health. Avoid damaging or altering materials which may contain asbestos. If you find asbestos containing materials (ACM) that have been damaged, immediately leave the area. Report the damage to your supervisor and to Safety & Risk Management. Reports which identify all known ACM on the CSUB campus are available in the Safety and Risk Management Office.
Employees who may be exposed to human blood, body fluids or infectious agents during performance of their duties must participate in exposure control training. Hepatitus B vaccinations will be offered to these employees.
Chemical hygiene refers to the proper handling, labeling and storage of chemicals. CSUB has adopted standard operating procedures for chemical handling, chemical exposure control, and special procedures for working with carcinogens and other toxic materials.
Confined spaces are those areas where employees may be exposed to dangerous air contamination, oxygen deficiency, and/or physical hazards. Confined spaces do not have ventilation or are not designed for continuous human occupancy (boilers, tanks, compartments, ducts, sewers, pipelines, vaults, pits, or vessels). Never enter a confined space unless you have been trained and have met all of the conditions of the confined space entry permit.
Public Safety administers the state vehicle operator licensing program. If you drive a vehicle on state business more than once a month, contact Public Safety to enroll in a defensive driver training course.
Only qualified electricians, working in conjunction with Facilities Management, are authorized to work on the University's electrical system. NEVER open an electrical switch or device that has been locked or tagged. Locks and danger tags are used to help prevent accidental electrocution!
If a circuit breaker trips, do not reset it. Report it to Facilities Management, so that an electrician can solve the problem. Circuit breakers that constantly need to be reset may be a fire hazard.
Extension cords may be used on a temporary basis only if they are UL rated and in good condition - not frayed, twisted or damaged. Cords used in offices should be no more than six feet long. All extension cords must have three conductors (prongs) including a ground.
Safety equipment should be approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Mine Safety and Health Administration(MSHA), or the state of California. Use of all equipment and hazardous substances must comply with CAL/OSHA Safety Orders.
Manuals furnished by manufacturers should be made available to all persons who use or maintain equipment. Modification of equipment or machinery should only be undertaken by qualified maintenance, electrical, or instrumentation technicians. Use all guards and safety devices provided by equipment manufacturers. Post signs to alert operators of the need to use guards.
Serious injuries can result from repeated physical motion. Poor work habits may cause excessive physical strain. Properly designed tools and office equipment are important in preventing cumulative injuries. Safety & Risk Management can assist with ergonomic evaluations and encourages the review of computer work station design.
ESCORT SERVICE (24 HRS/DAY)
Students, staff, and faculty may call Public Safety to request an escort to a vehicle or across campus anytime that there is a concern for personal safety.
Keep your work area neat. Do not accumulate piles of combustible papers, books and boxes. Monitor the area for the safe storage and use of flammable liquids. Know where the fire alarms and extinguishers are located. Do not attempt to use fire extinguishers or hoses unless you have been trained to do so.
HAZARD COMMUNICATION PROGRAM*
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