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Type: University Policy
Division: Public Safety
Office: FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION

Contact Phone Number: 503-838-8481
Contact Email Address: safety@wou.edu

TITLE
Safety Policy
POLICY NUMBER
FA-07-013
RESPONSIBLE OFFICER UNIVERSITY CONTACT
Vice President for Finance and Administration Campus Public Safety
SUMMARY

The purpose of this policy is to ensure managers, supervisors and employees are aware of safety requirements in the work place and to emphasize safety, reduce injury and prevent time loss.

APPLICABLE TO
WOU managers, supervisors, and employees
DEFINITIONS
AUTHORITY

ORS 654.001 - 654.991:

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/chapter/654

Oregon Safe Employment Act:

http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/654.295

Oregon Administrative Rules, Chapter 437:

http://arcweb.sos.state.or.us/pages/rules/oars_400/oar_437/437_001.html

Oregon/Federal OSHA:

https://www.osha.gov/

FULL STATEMENT OF AUTHORITY

POLICY STATEMENT

It is the policy of Western Oregon University to embrace the Oregon Safe Employment Act of 1973 and pursue every reasonable effort to provide a safe and healthful work environment for employees and our students.  The safety and health of our employees and students is of the highest priority in operating the University.

The President and President’s Staff are committed to safety at every part and level of University operations.  It is our intent to comply with all laws and ensure no employees are required to work at a job they know is not safe.  All employees are urged to identify and report hazards and, in turn, help control them, as a condition of employment.  All employees must immediately inform their supervisor of any on-the-job injury or accident and complete the required accident forms.

As a matter of policy, the University administration will take the initiative to prevent occupational-induced injuries where possible and consider work safety over operating productivity when necessary.  The administration will ensure current policies and procedures are in place at all times and, to the greatest extent possible, provide all equipment and physical support for personal safety that keep within industry and lawful standards.

 

PROCEDURES

Supervisor Responsibility:

1. Conduct written detailed injury investigation;

2. Correct hazards immediately;

3. Complete a Supervisor Accident / Incident report form.

4. Complete a SAIF 801 form only if employee seeks medical attention from a medical facility / practitioner;

5. Inform employees of agency work rules and practices;

6. Maintain weekly contact with injured employee, Human Resources and the doctor;

7. Have modified work available at all times;

8. Monitor recovery of employee.

Employee Responsibility:

1. Employees are required to notify their immediate supervisor if they are injured on the job.

2. Employees are required to assist in determining the cause of the accident.

3. Employees are to assist in completing the SAIF 801 form.

4. If injured, employees are to keep their supervisor informed of recovery status on a weekly basis.

5. If the employee is treated by a physician, they are to be advised about the availability of light-duty work.

6. With a physician’s approval, the employee must return to work (part time, temporary, light-duty or regular status) on the next scheduled shift.

REFERENCED OR RELATED POLICIES
Personal Protection Equipment
RELEVANT DOCUMENTS AND LINKS
HISTORY
APPROVAL DATE:
EFFECTIVE DATE: 03/01/1993
LAST UPDATED: 04/01/2011

HISTORICAL DETAIL NOTES:

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SOURCE:    Previously Referred to as: FA-CPS-010
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