UWC - Safety and Security Committee
- Attended by Dave Todt, Bill Penn, Gene Burns,
Joe Van Deusen, Marla Thoroughman, and Bane Sylvia
- Hazardous Waste – SSU is considered “Conditionally Small
Generator of Hazardous Waste”. This distinction allows for less
reporting and outside oversight.
- Chemical Storage – Located outside the University’s storage hut
and is self-contained and temperature controlled. There is never more
then a 90 day storage time frame.
- Mercury Spill – Spill occurred in T&I building. Rader
Environmental was called in and conducted the cleanup. Waste was sent to
Bowling Green University for recycling.
- Tracking Software - Joe Van Deusen purchased a software program
that will track and monitor employee safety and security training. This
will also track management training.
- Blood Borne Pathogen Training – No recent training. The new
tracking system should permit better monitoring and tracking of this
- Evacuation Chairs – Training on-line (DVD) is now available.
Facilities and security personnel have received training.
UWC-Safety Committee Minutes
November 15, 2007
Those in attendance: Joe
VanDeusen, Bill Penn, John Campbell, Elinda Boyles, Michael Field, Dave
Todt, Bill Turner, Marla Thoroughman, Carl Hilgarth and Eugene Burns
Absent: Gayle Massie, and Bob Bray
Meeting called to order by Joe VanDeusen
1. Evacuation – Handicapped Chair – Elinda is working with Butch Kotcamp
to determine details of ordering. Storage of chair seems to be the issue
– direction is moving toward basement of Massie. There is a DVD that can
be used for training of involved individuals, i.e., facilities, safety
committee members, etc. Bill Turner requested a copy of this DVD for his
2. Still working on handicap evacuation plan. Discussion regarding use
of elevators during emergencies.
3. It was reported that the hand sanitizers have been installed in most
locations and that they are being well received and used by students and
staff. Mention was made of finding funds for replenishing the
disinfectant in each of the sanitizers.
4. Haz Mat – Looking at a portable unit on campus, but the main issue is
where it would be located.
5. The PA system for campus awareness has currently gone to be bid with
6. AED upgrades campus wide is underway and should be complete within
the next week.
1. Attention was called to the vinyl on steps in Kricker. It is being
replaced at no cost to SSU.
2. West parking lot next to tennis courts is slated to get stenciled
stop bars in each appropriate place.
3. Bloodborne Pathogens – All at-risk employees who need to be
vaccinated against Hepatitis B or would like to have post-testing done,
should contact Joe VanDeusen.
4. Looking into the cost of placing sharps containers in the selected
locations on campus. Bill Turner will get back to Joe on the best
5. MRSA – not a problem on SSU campus to date. Continue to promote good
hygiene . Weight and fitness rooms purchasing sanitizing wipes for
equipment and hands.
6. Leader Alert has been installed and is in preliminary stages of
7. Reviewed safety material from Cintas.
8. Next meeting to be scheduled as needed.