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

May safety topic:  Fire Safety

Propping open doors can provide a convenience, but there are very important reasons to keep them closed.  In the event of a fire, closed doors can:

Slow the spread of the fire

Reduce toxic smoke levels

Improve oxygen levels

Decrease temperatures

It is important to leave the building as quickly as possible: modern building materials and furnishings have reduced the time to escape a fire from 17 minutes to less than 3 minutes.*  Grabbing your personal belongings and closing doors will slow you down – instead, doors should already be closed and you will need to leave your items behind.

Underwriters Laboratory Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) established the “Close Your Door” safety initiative in an effort to educate the importance of closing your door at home.  This information can be applied in the workplace as well.  Take a few minutes to watch the following video to see the dramatic difference a closed door can make:

Close Your Door video

*Source:  Underwriters Laboratory

For more information visit:  Close Your Door Organization