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Physical Facilities Safety Committee
Learn, practice, promote.
Goals for 2016-2017
See and Take Action
Promote the elimination of work related injuries through a variety of safety initiatives.
- See something say something (“See and Take Action”)
- Meet with Jay Wasson to present program
- Form Sub-committee to develop promotional materials
- Show video “Safety, It’s up to me”
- Prepare a safety topic for each meeting
- Solicit feedback on tasks that cause employees most strains
- Hold specific staff meetings pertaining to safety
- Include safety topic in Physical Facilities Connection
- Have crew chiefs perform safety observations since they are more hands on with the employees
Serve as “Safety Leaders” for the University community and provide support to all safety committees.
- Have upper administration attend meetings to show support
- Have material and other support to do a job safer
- Area safety committees should have regular safety meetings at a designated time
- Investigate ways to communicate proper techniques for lifting and moving to help avoid strain/sprain injuries
- Be engaged as committee members; take information back to team
- Improve documentation of training for audits
- Create end of year report on all safety committee accomplishments, and Invite Physical Facilities Chief Operations Officer to end of year meeting
- Assign tasks for committee members at each area and PFSC meetings, and track progress
- Invite building deputies and other university representatives to attend PFSC
- Review Goals every six months (January and July members-only meetings)
Facilitate the integration of safety into all aspects of our work environment.
- Consider safety in the timeline for completion of projects
- Encourage reporting of more first-aid injuries
- More positive awards for safe behavior, ideas include:
- “Safety Bravo”– Add safety category
- Departmental safety recognition
- Appreciation events such as a cookout