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This program follows the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) “Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines”, for Adult Student training guidelines, as published in the January 26, 1989 Federal Register.
Management Leadership and Employee Involvement
Management commits the necessary resources of staff, money, and time to ensure that all persons at Quest College are protected from injury and illness hazards. In addition, management visibly leads in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of the site’s safety and health activities. Management ensures that all students have knowledge of site hazards applicable to them and how to protect themselves against those hazards, including emergency alarms and procedures.
Surveys are conducted that identify all safety and health hazards on an annual basis. All hazards found during these surveys are eliminated whenever possible or controlled. All employees who may encounter the controlled hazards are trained in appropriate job procedures to follow to protect themselves from these hazards.
In Cases of Sickness
Student illnesses or minor emergency medical care requirements will be reported to the nearest staff or faculty member. These problems will be resolved utilizing the first aid kit only or by referral to the appropriate medical facility or physician. No medical care will be administered by staff or a faculty member.
In Cases of Accidents
Accidents are a part of life, and even though Quest College strives to maintain a safe work and learning environment, sometimes they may happen. In the case of an accident involving a student or faculty the following should happen at once:
In Cases of Emergency Health Care Needs
All students, staff and faculty should immediately report a medical emergency to the next nearest staff or faculty member.
Examples of life-threatening situations include, but are not limited to:
Hazard Prevention and Control
Management ensures that this priority is followed to protect persons at Quest College:
Management ensures that workstations and all equipment are cared for properly so that the environment remains safe and healthy. If maintenance needs exceed the capability of the workplace employees, building management or contract employees are hired to do the work. All employees and students are held accountable for obeying site safety and health rules. When necessary, the emergency procedures are revised as a result of the evaluation report. Persons needing emergency care are transported by community ambulance to the hospital, located within five miles from Quest College. Onsite designated persons fully trained in cardiac pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and the requirements of OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogen Standard, are the first responders to any emergency. Qualified Red Cross instructors train these persons. One of these designated persons’ safety and health responsibilities is to ensure that first aid kits are stocked and readily accessible in the designated locations throughout the school, specifically the Registrar’s office and the Medical Assistant lab.
Through review of the OSHA Small Business Safety Standard, management has assessed all work and services offered at Quest College and determined that the following OSHA standards apply. Individual safety and health programs for each of these standards have been written and implemented. Employees affected by these standards have been trained to understand them and to follow the programs’ directions. These standards are:
Fire /Safety Prevention
Quest College works with appropriate outside agencies, such as property management, fire department, police department, local media, and the hospital to develop emergency plans for all potential emergencies, including fire, explosion, accident, sever weather, loss of power and/or water, and violence from an outside source. Drills are conducted quarterly so that all employees and students experience a drill on each type of emergency. Each drill, whether table top or actual evacuation, is evaluated by the School Director.
Notify the School Administration immediately of anyone suspicious of being an intruder.
BOMB THREAT BY PHONE
ANY BOMB THREAT
Procedures to Be Followed in Specific Situations
Active Shooter Incident & Personal Preparedness
If you are involved in a situation where someone has entered the area and started shooting, the following is a list of actions that are recommended. It should be noted that these types of incident are unpredictable. The below guidelines are recommendations that are based on past experiences. You may have to alter some of these suggestions, depending on the situation.
a) Give the 911 operator/dispatcher the following information:
b) Your name
c) Location of the incident (be as specific as possible)
d) Number of shooters (if known)
e) Identification or description of shooter
f) Number of persons who may be involved
g) Your location
If you are directly involved and exiting the building is not possible, the following actions are recommended:
a) Your name
b) Your location (be as specific as possible.
c) Number of shooters (if known)
d) Identification or description of shooter
e) Number of persons who may be involved
9. Wait for local police or building security to assist you out of the building.
Police are trained to respond to an active shooting incident by entering the building as soon as possible, and proceeding to the area of the shooter(s). They will move quickly and directly. Early on in an incident, they may not be able to rescue people because their main goal is to get to the shooter(s). People need to try to remain calm and patient during this time, so as not to interfere with police operations. Normally, a rescue team is formed shortly after the first responding officers enter the building. They will be the Officers who will search for injured parties and get everyone safely out of the building.
Availability to Employees and Students
A Health and Safety Plan is available for employees at the front desk of the reception area and registrar’s office. The Health and Safety Plan will be distributed to employees via the Employee Handbook. The plan will also be available on the institution’s website.
The Health and Safety Plan is available in each classroom and break area bulletin board for students to review. A copy of the plan can be obtained from the front desk receptionist or the registrar. Additionally, students can access the plan via the institution’s website.
Evaluation of Plan
The Health and Safety Plan is regularly evaluated/revised with appropriate input from employees and students. Students are provided an opportunity to evaluate and make suggestions for revisions to the facility via Student Graduate Surveys. Employees are provided the opportunity at any time to make recommendations or suggestions to evaluate/revise the Health and Safety Plan. The plan is also evaluated on an annual basis by the Occupational Advisory Committee and updated as needed.