SECTION A9: OFFICE AND CLASSROOM SAFETY
As with any other functional area with the Department, each office and classroom should be inspected annually. To promote consistency and completeness in this process, use of the self-audit checklist is recommended.
When operational deficiencies (e.g. improper storage on shelving, blocked stairways, damaged extension cords, etc.) are discovered, clear responsibility for corrective action should be assigned to a specific individual. Facility deficiencies should be referred to the Facilities Customer Service Center at 258-8000. Guidance in making this determination is available from the an EHS Safety Engineer.
In addition to the items listed on the Office and Classroom Safety Self-Audit Checklist, related topics are covered in other sections of the Guide. Section A4, Computer Workstations, describes methods to prevent repetitive motion injuries and eye strain related to work with computers. Section A7, Back Care Program, is appropriate where an individualís job involves lifting or moving large or heavy objects. Section B8, Portable Ladder Safety applies to use of portable ladders to reach areas more than six feet from the floor.
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