Workplace Safety and Health

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Employees Rights and Responsibilities

Report a Safety Hazard (employee Intranet login)

Safety Data Sheet Search — Search using a cloud-based system.

Emergency Procedures


  • Emergency Action Plan  — A guide to what to do in an emergency. Read more >>
  • Medical and First Aid Program — This program identifies those Owens personnel that will respond to medical emergencies, where safety equipment is found and the maintenance requirements. Read more >>
  • Motorized Vehicle Equipment Program — This program was developed to provide training and certification for employees who operate motorized vehicle equipment at Owens. Read more >>
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program — This program provides information on the AEDs on the campuses/learning center, as well as procedures in the event one is used. Read more >>

Coming soon:

  • Hazard Communication (HAZCOM) Program
  • Bloodborne Pathogens Program

November Safety Topic:  Hierarchy of Controls

Think wearing your protective equipment is the best option for safety?
Not according to the Hierarchy of Controls!

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Their vision is for safer and healthier workers through knowledge.  According to NIOSH the best option for safety is to physically remove the hazard.

Hierarchy of Controls
Hierarchy of Controls (Click to view larger)

Credit: Network Environmental Systems, Inc.

For more information on the Hierarchy of Controls visit:  NIOSH Hierarchy of Controls