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

February safety topic:  Handwashing

Washing your hands is an important step to help prevent the spread of germs and avoid getting sick.  The following steps are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for washing your hands:

  1. Wet your hands with clean, running water – apply soap.
  2. Lather the soap by rubbing your hands together and make sure to lather soap onto the back of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  3. Scrub for at least 20 seconds.  How long is that? Sing “Happy Birthday” twice!
  4. Rinse your hands using clean, running water and be sure to get all the soap off.
  5. Dry your hands – use a clean towel or air dry them.

Source: CDC

For more information on handwashing and hand sanitizer use: