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

March safety topic:  Ladder Safety


March is National Ladder Safety Month, and with more than 3,000 American workers injured each day due to slips, trips and falls*, the following are important tips to remember:

  • Inspect ladders prior to use; make sure the steps are clean and check for damage.  Damaged ladders should be taken out of service.
  • Do not overreach – set the ladder close enough to your work.  Pick the appropriate sized ladder for the task.
  • Maintain three points of contact when climbing up or down a ladder.
  • Be sure your ladder is on firm, level ground.  Never put a ladder on objects like boxes.

*Source: Midwest Employers Casualty

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