Those present: Dr. Marie Foster Gnage, Craig Rabatin, John Gorrell, Lennie Moore, Cathy Mutz, Connie Dziagwa, John Tharp, Paul Milhoan, Gary Waggoner, Carson Soelberg, Charlene McNulty, Alice Ondrusek for Nelson Ortiz, Linda Dotson
Absent: Joe Badgley, David White, Brandi Marlow, Jan Miller
Amended Minutes of the September 22, 2006 meeting were approved by unanimous group decision.
President Gnage discussed the Driverís Safety Training that is currently taking place on campus. After finishing this training, each person will be given a Certificate of Completion.
Dennis Bell is designing a template for a card that will be issued to each person who completes the Driverís Safety Training as part of their Risk Management requirement.
Connie Dziagwa explained that the new switchboard equipment will be installed Monday, October 16, and that training to operate this equipment will take place Tuesday, October 17. She stressed that procedures and policies regarding operating this new system should be implemented.
President Gnage agreed that classroom procedures for the correct usage of the new system need to be implemented.
Chemical Hygiene Plan
John Tharp reported that the Chemical Hygiene Plan update is due in January, and he discussed training of people concerning chemical handling. He will conduct research on the scope of labs involved in this training.
Carson Soelberg talked about the need for a Chemical Hygiene Plan for the theater area.
Craig Rabatin reported, that after checking with Morgantown regarding Chemical Hygiene Plan expectations, all labs that handle chemicals need to have a chemical Hygiene Plan in effect, although some will need to be more in-depth than others.
Craig Rabatin shared a copy of the WVU Environmental Health & Safety Generic Chemical Hygiene Plan 2001 with the committee.
President Gnage suggested that anyone who has an area that needs a Chemical Hygiene Plan could use the WVU Environmental Health & Safety Generic Chemical Hygiene Plan 2001 as a guideline and adapt it for use in their area.
Craig Rabatin will send a word document copy of the WVU Environmental Health & Safety Generic Chemical Hygiene Plan 2001 to each division chair. It can then be passed on to the person in each area that needs it.
2006 Annual Report Items
Craig Rabatin asked for any new information from committee members since the last meeting.
President Gnage suggested that each area complete a Chemical Hygiene Plan as a goal for this year.
Goals for 2007
Craig Rabatin asked the committee to be thinking about goals for 2007 to be submitted at the next safety committee meeting.
Establish goals to address training for the Safety Plan
Consider campus-wide training in cycles for CPR and use of a Defibrillator
Charlene McNulty stressed that an update on employees trained in AED and CPR is needed. She said that Scot Dotson will come to the campus to train for AED and that she would like to see all nursing faculty trained to use it.
Dr Gnage is reviewing the Safety Plan and will have corrections made and a copy sent to committee members.
Crisis Management Charts need further updates. Members of the committee were asked to look over Emergency Procedures and suggest corrections and additions at the next committee meeting.
OTHER NEW BUSINESS
Red Cross Westward Migration Plan
John Gorrell reported there is a need for people to be trained to help evacuated citizens of Washington, D. C. in the event of a terrorist attack.
President Gnage pointed out the need to discuss how the campus can be used for emergencies. She stressed the need to know what lists WVUP is on to be aware of the responsibility involved, as well as other emergency planning taking place in the Mid-Ohio Valley. President. Gnage will follow-up on this issue.
The committee discussed the need to know when WVUP is being used for emergency preparedness training.
Cathy Mutz noted that two JCC students had died in an accident recently. John Gorrell and Christine Post thought it might be helpful to offer crisis intervention for those individuals involved (WVUP students and employees). Cathy Mutz and Christine Post were available at the Jackson county Center for crisis support services during the morning of October 5.
Cathy Mutz, Christine Post, and Charlene McNulty have had training in Critical Incident Stress Management. It would be helpful to have a plan to address future crisis support needs; this could be included in the safety plan.
Cathy Mutz stated that there should also be a plan for communication of information related to a crisis event. There are models available for dealing with these aspects of a crisis response.
President Gnage recommended that Connie Dziagwa and Cathy Mutz work together on the development of a plan to address these issues.