Safety FAQ

Where can I find KU’s Safety Policy?

                http://www.ehs.ku.edu/documents/ehs_policies/health_and_safety_policy.aspx

What must I do if I am injured?

                All injuries must be reported immediately to your supervisor or their designee.

Who is responsible for my safety?

                You are. Safety is all about personal responsibility.

How do I report safety issues?

                Report issues that need immediate attention to your supervisor or their designee.

When is Occupational Health & Safety Professionals Day?

                May 9th

Where can I find SDS (formerly MSDS)?

                http://www.ehs.ku.edu/MSDS/index.aspx        

Where can I find the OSHA regulations?

                www.osha.gov

                -or-

                http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/browse/collectionCfr.action?collectionCode=CFR.
                Look in 29CFR1910.xxxxx

What is a near miss?

                A near miss is an incident that potentially could have caused injury or property damage but did not.

What is a hazard or hazardous condition?

A hazard is any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone under certain conditions at work. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • an object that could fall from a height (potential or gravitational energy),
  • a run-away chemical reaction (chemical energy),
  • the release of compressed gas or steam (pressure; high temperature),
  • entanglement of hair or clothing in rotating equipment (kinetic energy),
  • or contact with electrodes of a battery or capacitor (electrical energy).                  

What is the campus speed limit?

                20 miles per hour.

What is “Hands Only” CPR?

                http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/CPRAndECC/HandsOnlyCPR/Hands-Only-CPR_UCM_440559_SubHomePage.jsp

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