Safety Committee Minutes
March 22, 2006
9:00 am, Room 2536
Those present: Craig Rabatin, Joe Badgley, Cathy Mutz, Paul Milhoan, Dave White, Dan Williamson, John Tharp, Al Collins, Gary Waggoner, Jan Miller and Patsy Bee
Absent: Nelson Ortiz, Charlene McNulty, Lennie Moore, Bill Dunbar, Mary Lott, and Marie Foster Gnage.
Craig Rabatin, Chair, called the meeting to order. Joe Badgley introduced Jan Miller, Assistant Dean for Evening and Weekend Programs.
Minutes from the February 24 meeting were accepted as written.
Posting of emergency exit information in all classrooms - This is almost complete in the main building and work is beginning in the Caperton Center.
Emergency numbers - This is completed for the Main Campus and Caperton Center. They still need to be completed for Jackson County Center.
Development of Safety Plan This is continuing. Mary Lott is working with the President to finalize the document.
Communicating Procedure of Cell/Radio at Switchboard – A radio has been placed at the switchboard. They are also located in the President’s Office and Children’s Room. It was suggested that one also be placed in the cafeteria.
Explore Cost of Broadcast System – The cost quoted at the last meeting of $19,000 was on target. The total for the entire project on all campuses would be about $35,000.
Updated Phone #’s Updated numbers were provided to each committee member present.
Phone Service at Switchboard for Emergency Numbers. Dan Williamson will work on this.
Student Accident Reports – Incident reports and accident reports were discussed and who should be responsible for filing the reports. Dave White noted that Incident Reports are completed and filed in the Security Office. Accident Reports are filed in the Personnel Office. The form is confusing because it seems to pertain only to employees but students and others could also be involved in an accident. Some clarification is needed. Dave is working with Mary Lott and they will keep a file of accident reports that do not involve employees.
Database for Reporting of Training. Mary Lott is gathering information on training needed for faculty and staff.
There was discussion regarding designated Chemical Hygiene Officers for the college. The committee agreed that an employee needs to be designated for each area of the college. Paul Milhoan noted that Bill Douglas will be the contact person for the Caperton Center. It was reported that there will be a Chemical Hygiene Seminar offered in April. It was suggested that John Tharp and/or others could attend and then they could train others on our campus.
Dave White announced that he has been designated as the Safety Officer for the college. He suggested that each area of the college should have its own safety group with a designated individual or chair to provide a report to the College Safety Committee.
Dave White also reported on the Shimer Report noting that in 2004 the college was sited for 22 violations with only nine of those being corrected. In 2005 there was a total of 33 violations. He reported that 32 of those violations have been corrected and it will save the college a total of $15,000 in insurance premiums.
Craig Rabatin reported that WVUP will be recognized on April 13 at WV Morgantown. Anyone wishing to attend, please let him know.
June is Safety Month.
Training – MaryBeth Busch will notify the committee when CPR courses will be held. Course on Hazardous Materials will be offered in the Fall.