Information and Instructions

About Health and Safety

Policy 

Health and Safety Plan, shares the commitment of Charmo University to provide a safe and healthful environment for all individuals associated with the institution, including colleges, staff employees, students and visitor

Responsibilities of Individuals

All Students, Faculty, Staff, Visitors and Guests .Every employee, student, or other person authorised to conduct activities at the 

Charmo University is responsible to:

·         Comply with applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, University policy and accepted safe work practices.

·         Observe environmental, health and safety related signs, posters, warning signals and written directions.

·         Be familiar with the emergency plan, the emergency assembly area and emergency coordinators for their building, and participate in emergency drills.

·         Learn about potential hazards associated with their work and work area; know where information on these hazards is kept for their review; 

and use this information when needed.

·         Follow procedures and observe precautions for the use of special materials (such as carcinogens or biohazards), as detailed in the use authorisation or other operating procedures.

·         Report all unsafe conditions to their supervisor or safety committee as soon as is reasonably possible.

·         Warn co-workers about defective equipment and other hazards.

·         Participate in health and safety training applicable to their work situation.

·         Participate in required inspection and monitoring programs.


Responsibilities of academic staff

a) To exercise effective supervision of the students and to know the emergency procedures in respect of fire, bomb scare and first aid and to carry them out. At the beginning of each academic year they should go through these rules with their classes.

b) To know the special safety measures to be adopted in their own teaching areas and to ensure that they are applied.

c) To give clear instructions and warning as often as necessary.

d) To follow safe working procedures personally.

e) To require protective clothing, guards, special safe working procedures, etc. where necessary.

f) To make recommendations to their Head of Department e.g. on safety equipment, additions or improvements to tools, equipment or machinery, which are dangerous or potentially dangerous?

g) To be aware of any students’ health problems this may affect their health and safety in the classroom.


The Most Common Cause of Injury at Work

1.Overexertion Injuries - related to pulling, lifting, pushing, holding, carrying, etc.
2.Slipping/Tripping – The number 1 cause of serous workplace injuries.
3.Falling from Heights – This is the leading cause of fatalities
4.Reaction Injuries - injuries caused by slipping and tripping without falling. 
5.Falling Object Injuries - Objects fall from shelves or dropped by another person.
6.Walking Into Objectswalls, doors, cabinets, glass windows, table, chairs etc.
7.Vehicle Accidents – Driving at work or even in the parking lot
8.Machine Entanglement – Getting clothes or appendages trapped in machines
9.Repetitive Motion Injuries - Repetitive motions such as typing and using the computer can cause back pain, vision problems, 
and carpal tunnel syndrome

10.On the Job Violent Acts – Violence caused by office stress have led to serious physical injuries.

The info graph of some common work-related injuries 
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