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Health and Safety Guide


Princeton University Health and Safety Guide

Table of Contents

A. General Work Environment

Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

Determining what to do when a worker has suffered a work-related injury or illness.

Accident Investigation Procedure When and how to conduct an accident investigation.
Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plan Requirements for planning the actions to be taken in the event of an emergency (e.g., fire, explosion, gas leak).
Computer Workstations Methods to prevent repetitive motion injuries related to sue of a desktop computer.
Places of Assembly Requirements for use of a room or space for religious, recreational, political, social, educational, or amusement purposes, or for the consumption of food or drink.
Vehicle Safety Requirements for use if University-owned, leased or rented vehicles.
Back Care Program Back Care and factors that may contribute to back pain and injury, including safe lifting techniques.
Fire Code Permits Requirements for obtaining an annual fire code permit for activities such as welding and cutting, storage of certain quantities of hazardous materials, and bonfires.
Office and Classroom Safety Guidelines for improving safety in general offices and classrooms.
Pest Management Guidance for addressing problems of infestation with insects, rodents or other animals.
Food Protection Requirements and guidelines for food service activities.

B. Safety for Support and Maintenance Activities

Receiving Room Safety Program required for receiving room and dock operations, particularly in science and engineering buildings.
Electrical Safety Related Work Practices Training and safeguards necessary when work is performed on electrical circuits operating at 50 Volts or more to ground.
Lockout/Tagout Training and techniques designed to prevent accidental startup of machines and equipment during services or maintenance.
Personal Protective Equipment Requirements for selection and use of personal protective equipment, including hand, eye and face, head and foot protection.
Noise and Hearing Conservation Program required for work involving exposure to high levels of noise (more than 85 dB time-weighted average)
Machine Guarding Requirements for machine guarding where machine parts, functions, or provesses may cause injury.
Fall Protection Requirements for fall protection when work is done on surfaces that are six feet or higher above their surroundings.
Portable Ladder Safety Precautions for use of portable ladders.
Confined Space Entry Procedures necessary for entry into confined spaces.
Cutting and Welding (Hot Work) Operations Procedures necessary for control of fire and health hazards associated with hot work.
Construction and Renovations OSHA definition of construction and how activities on construction sites are regulated.
Asbestos in University Buildings General information on asbestos and asbestos products.
University Support Staff Activities in Laboratories Service and maintenance activities in laboratories.
Projects Affecting Critical Services in Science and Engineering Buildings Health and safety review for maintenance and renovation projects in science and engineering departments.
Hoisting and Rigging Requirements for selection and use of hoisting and rigging equipment for materials handling.
Industrial Lift Trucks
Procedures necessary for the operation of industrial lift trucks.

C. Chemical Safety

Community Right to Know Inventory of listed chemical substances used or stored in areas other than research laboratories.
Hazard Communication (Chemical Safety in Non-Laboratory Areas) Required program for use of hazardous chemicals in areas other than laboratories.
Laboratory Standard (Chemical Safety in Laboratories) Required program for use of hazardous chemicals in laboratories.
Respiratory Protection Requirements for use of respirators, including self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to protect against inhalation exposures during work with hazardous substances.
Emergency Eyewash and Safety Showers Use and maintenance of emergency eyewash and safety showers.
Chemical Waste Disposal Storage and disposal of chemical wastes from all University operations.
Emergency Information Posters Description of the Emergency Information Poster program.

D. Biological Safety

Bloodborne Pathogens Any exposure to blood, certain other body fluids, or human tissue as part of job responsibilities.
Biological Waste Handling Disposal of all biologically-contaminated and medical-like wastes and animal bedding wastes.
Live Virus Worker Program Requirements for work involving live viruses.
Animal Worker Occupational Health and Safety Program Requirements for work involving research animals.

E. Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation

Radioactive Materials Requirements for work involving open or sealed sources of radioactive materials.
Radiation Producing Equipment Requirements for work involving the use of radiation-producing machines.
Laser Safety Program for work involving lasers and laser systems.
Ultra-Violet Light Safety Program for work involving use of ultra-violet light.
Electromagnetic Fields (Non-ionizing Radiation Sources) Information about exposure to electromagnetic fields.

F. Information Resources

Introduction to OSHA Background information about OSHA standard, inspections, citations, and penalties.
EHS Listserves Description and subscription information for EHS e-mail Listserves, including SAFETYLINE, Lab Supervisors, and Waste Paper.





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