ASU is committed to providing a safe work environment for its employees. The Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management’s occupational safety program initiatives are based on federal and state regulations to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of the people working in the campus community.
Employees who are identified as having the potential to be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace are required to receive Hazard Communication Standards and Worker Right-to-Know training within 30 days of employment. OP 34.02 Hazard Communication Program also stipulates that they receive additional training from their supervisor covering the workplace hazard communication program. This training will be documented using the Hazard Communication Training Form.
Occupational Safety Guidelines
Supervisors should ensure that employees who handle, work with, or are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace are familiar with the Hazardous Chemical Storage and Spill Contingency Plan. This plan will be used to develop departmental policies/procedures designed to mitigate and respond to hazardous material spills.
Employees who may be exposed to respiratory hazards while performing assigned duties are required to take measures to avoid or minimize exposure to harmful substances. In accordance with the OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard, the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management developed a written Respiratory Protection Program which outlines procedures to protect employees and prevent potential occupational illnesses.
The Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan is designed to protect employees who are identified as having the potential to be exposed to bodily fluids in the workplace. These employees are also required to receive vaccinations and training in accordance with OP 34.22 Bloodborne Pathogens Protection Program.
For more information regarding occupational safety, please contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management at 325-942-2180.