All serious (life-threatening) campus emergencies, whether civil or medical, should be reported immediately by dialing ext. 1212 or 911. You will reach the Campus Police Department. State your name, location, and the nature of the emergency. Stay on the line until the person called acknowledges the nature and details of the emergency. Assistance will be sent as soon as possible.
See HR Employee Handbook. The Massachusetts Right-to-Know law went into effect September 26, 1984. It requires that all employers label hazardous substances and obtain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) on those substances and that all employees who handle hazardous substances receive right-to-know training.
An employee has the right to request a copy of the MSDS on those substances used in the performance of his/her duties. The MSDS lists the ingredients of the substance, potential hazards, physical characteristics and necessary precautions in using the substance. MSDS’s may be obtained from the Environmental Health and Safety Office.
See HR Employee Handbook.
The moving of office furniture is the responsibility of the Campus Supply Department. Employees who need office furniture moved should contact Campus Supply at ext. 1362.
Employees should use and maintain only equipment that they have been trained/authorized to operate. An employee who needs to use unfamiliar equipment should obtain assistance from a supervisor or an employee who is experienced in operating and maintaining the equipment.
Employees who must use materials that are potentially hazardous should learn what precautions to take before handling the material. This information can be found on Material Safety Data Sheets that may be obtained from the Environmental Health & Safety Office.
Objects should be lifted by bending the legs not the back. Employees should always ask for assistance with heavy items. All injuries must be reported immediately after they occur to the immediate supervisor and the Human Resources Department.
Employees whose positions involve evening work hours may request a Campus Police escort when returning to their vehicles in the parking lot.
Since theft is a potential problem at all institutions, employees are advised not to leave personal items unattended and to lock their office areas when they leave them.
Missing items should be reported immediately to the Campus Police Department at ext.1380.
Any unusual occurrences (disruptive behavior, safety hazards, traffic accidents, etc.) should be reported to the Campus Police Department or the Facilities Department, whichever is appropriate.
All work-related injuries must be reported to the immediate supervisor and to the Human Resources Department on the day they occur. The college is required to comply with strict time limits in reporting industrial accidents. Therefore, all work-related injuries must be reported promptly.
The injured employee must complete an “Employee Accident Report” form and a medical release form. The immediate supervisor must complete an “Internal Claims Investigation” form.
The Human Resources Division - Worker’s Compensation Section for all
employees, provides workmen’s compensation insurance. Worker’s compensation
insurance pays for medical expenses associated with job-related injuries. If
you are unable to work due to such an injury for five days or more, worker’s
compensation also provides a weekly income for the period during which you are
disabled. Further details are available in Human Resources.
Last Modified: August 30, 2004