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It is the policy of California State University, Maritime Academy to plan and maintain, insofar as it is reasonably within its control to do so, a campus environment for faculty, staff, students, and the public that will not adversely affect their health and safety nor subject them to avoidable risks of accidental injury or illness. University operations shall be conducted in a manner to avoid injuries or illnesses and to comply with all applicable regulations and, when appropriate, with accepted health and safety standards. No student or employee will be required to perform any task which is determined to be unsafe or unreasonably hazardous.
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Last Updated: 6/23/2017
To implement this safety policy, departments and programs will ensure that facilities and equipment meet all federal, state and local safety laws and regulations, and will promulgate, and supervise compliance with appropriate policies, standards and procedures to carry out campus health and safety programs. Employees must also have an avenue to report potential safety hazards without fear of retribution, and with confidence that they will be addressed in a timely manner.
While the overall responsibility for campus health and safety rests with the President, the immediate responsibility for preventing campus accidents belongs to each employee who performs a supervisory role and, finally, to each individual campus employee. Accordingly, all faculty and staff are expected to take whatever actions are necessary to ensure that safe and healthful conditions and practices prevail within the areas under their control.
All members of the campus community are to cooperate fully with all aspects of the University health and safety programs.
Last Updated: 6/23/2017
Why is fall protection important?
According to OSHA, falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls.
What can be done to reduce falls?
Employers must set up the work place to prevent employees from falling off of overhead platforms, elevated work stations or into holes in the floor and walls. Fed/OSHA requires that fall protection be provided at elevations of four feet in general industry workplaces, five feet in shipyards, six feet in the construction industry and eight feet in longshoring operations. In addition, OSHA requires that fall protection be provided when working over dangerous equipment and machinery, regardless of the fall distance
Although Cal/OSHA regulations require all employees whose work exposes them to the potential for a fall in excess of 7.5 feet to use appropriate fall protection equipment Cal Maritime is adopting the Federal Standards.
Fed/OSHA defines fall protection as "any equipment, device, or system that prevents a worker from falling from an elevation or mitigates the effect of such a fall." Under the final rule, employers may choose from the following fall protection options:
Active systems include personal fall arrest, positioning devices, and personal fall restraint. All three active systems consist of a full body harness, connecting device (i.e. shock absorbing lanyard, fall limiter, self-retracting lifeline, etc.), and an anchorage point.
Active fall protection systems require routine inspection and maintenance. Employees are required to inspect their system daily before use. A "competent person" is required to inspect systems every six months. A "competent person" is a trained individual capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions that are unsanitary or dangerous to employees, and who has the departmental/project authority to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate such hazards. Defective equipment or any equipment involved in a fall is required to immediately be removed from service. Additionally, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) requires full body harnesses and lanyards to be in use no more than five years from the first date of service.
A "Fall Protection Plan" can be used if it can be shown that the use of conventional fall protection is impractical or creates a greater hazard. The plan must be prepared by a qualified person and developed specifically for the site. The fall protection plan shall document the reasons why the use of conventional fall protection systems are infeasible or would create a greater hazard and should include measures that will be taken to reduce or eliminate the fall hazard. Alternative systems used under a fall protection plan include controlled access zones and safety monitoring systems.
Departments are responsible for the following:
Contact SRM for assistance in evaluating exposures and assistance with process management or applying these requirements to projects.
Last Updated: 9/1/2017
CSU policy requires that all employees who drive State, or privately owned vehicles, (including rental vehicles, power carts, tractors, forklifts, 10+ passenger vans and any other powered vehicles), on University (State) business be identified and authorized by the campus Department of Safety and Risk Management (SRM) office.
It is CSU policy that only University employees may drive University vehicles. Employees of non-state entities, or students driving on University business, must be an identified State Volunteer in order to drive on University business. University business is defined as "only when driven in the performance of, or necessary to, or in the course of, the duties of University employment."
Department of Safety and Risk Management is responsible for the development and administrative management of the Vehicle Operator Safety Program.
PROCESS MANAGEMENT UPDATE: University Authorized Driver Enrollment for AY:17-18
Please be advised that in order to ensure compliance with the State of California and the California State University Systemwide Use of University or Private Vehicle Guidelines we have developed a more streamlined process.
a. Department of General Services (DGS) Course Highlights
i. Requires no registratio
ii. Takes between 2-2.5 hours to complete. We recommend the time be set aside to complete the course without interruption
iii. Contains of 11 modules consisting of slides, videos, and narration
iv. After completion of each module, there is a short assessment in order to advance to the next module; completing a final assessment at the end
v. Users will then be provided with instructions for completion of a Self-Certification Acknowledgement Certificate.
a. It is highly recommended that both the Department and the Designees retain a copy of their certificate.
In accordance with the California Labor Code, employers must ensure that employees receive general safe and healthy work practices training and specific instructions with respect to workplace hazards associated with their job assignments. Driving a vehicle has its inherent risks; therefore, affected employees must meet the State's DDT requirements.
All state employees who frequently drive on state business should successfully complete an approved defensive driver training course at least once every four (4) years, in accordance with the State Administrative Manual (SAM) Section 0751 & 0752. This online DDT fulfills these SAM sections.
Department Management will:
Authorized Driver is responsible for:
Designated Person Ashore
SAM-01- Policy, Responsibility, and Authority
Last Updated: 8/4/2017