Safety Manual & Emergency Preparedness

CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY

Northwest Louisiana Technical College is committed to having a safe and secure campus. Policies have been adopted at each of the Northwest LTC campuses to promote a safe and secure learning environment. Northwest LTC campuses rely on local law enforcement agencies in cases of emergency. In the event of an emergency, a faculty or staff member will immediately notify campus administration or security. In the event that students, faculty, or staff members witness or discover a criminal/illegal activity, they should first notify the administration, who will then contact local law enforcement authorities. A report will be written and maintained on file. Records shall also be maintained of any illegal acts which occur during any off-campus school sponsored activities.

Northwest LTC campuses are drug-free workplaces and offer drug and alcohol counseling information to students and staff. The College maintains a Safety Manual and an Emergency Preparedness Plan. Each employee and student at Northwest LTC receives a written copy of the college Safety Rules which are also posted at each campus location. These rules are enforced by the instructor and, if necessary, the Campus Dean. In addition to general safety rules, each department or shop has rules pertaining to that area which are frequently discussed in classes and in safety meetings. The College also engages in monthly reviews to promote safety and utilizes a Safety/Housekeeping Inspection Checklist

Emergency Preparedness Plan

Northwest Louisiana Technical College will make every effort to insure the safety of faculty, staff, students and facilities. General emergency procedures are outlined in this Emergency Preparedness Plan to address methods of handling emergencies such as accidents and illnesses; fires; bomb threats; severe weather; hazardous waste/chemicals; and campus disturbances/domestic violence.

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SAFETY MANUAL

  • No Tobacco use on campus — ACT 211
  • Horseplay and fighting will not be tolerated on campus.
  • Possession of unauthorized firearms, alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, or unauthorized medically prescribed drugs will not be tolerated on the campus grounds. Inform your instructor if you are required to take medication during class hours. Written medical evidence stating that the medication will not adversely affect your decision making or physical ability is required.
  • Before beginning work, notify your instruct or any permanent or temporary impairment that may reduce your ability to perform in a safe manner.
  • Use personal protective equipment to protect yourself from potential hazards that cannot be eliminated.
  • Operate equipment only if you are trained and authorized.
  • Inspect the work station for potential hazards and ensure that the equipment is in safe operating condition before using it.
  • Immediately report any recognized potentially unsafe condition or act to your instructor.
  • If there is any doubt about the safe work method to be used, consult the instructor before beginning work.
  • Immediately report accidents and property damage to an instructor regardless of the severity so an Incident/Accident Report can be completed.
  • Follow recommended work procedures outlined for the job including any safe work methods described in the job safety analysis.
  • Maintain an orderly environment and work procedure. Store all tools and equipment in a designated location. Put scrap and waste material in designated refuse container.
  • Report any smoke, fire, or unusual odors to your instructor or administration.
  • Use proper lifting techniques. For object exceeding 50 pounds in weight, specific methods for safe lifting must be determined by the instructor.
  • Never attempt to catch a falling object.
  • If your work creates a potential slip or trip hazard, correct the hazard immediately or use safety tape to tag the area before leaving it unattended.
  • Fasten restraint belts before starting any motor vehicle.
  • Obey all driver safety instructions.
  • Know departmental rules regarding first aid, evacuation routes, and fire department notification.
  • Adhere to department rules and procedures specific to departmental operations.
  • Assist and cooperate with all safety investigations and inspections and assist in implementing safety procedures as requested. Employees and students who do not comply with campus safety rules will not be allowed to remain on campus.

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