Occupational Safety and Health deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and has a strong focus on primary prevention of hazards. Its goal is to prevent accidents and harm to people from work-related activities. Occupational safety addresses potential safety hazards that can cause injury, whereas occupational health addresses potential health concerns. Occupational safety pertains more to the physical well-being of employees, while occupational health covers the employees' overall well-being.
The UAF Remote Emergency Plan is intended to provide UAF travelers with a sound action plan to cope with emergencies encountered during official travel at field locations within the United States and abroad. Your Department/Institute Director must also review and acknowledge (approve) your plan prior to travel. A basic Field Field Emergency Plan template is found below.
Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is the breaking down of a job into its component steps and then evaluating each step, looking for hazards. Each hazard is then corrected or a method of worker protection (safe practice or PPE) is identified. Additional requirements for worker training, certification, authorization, etc., may also be identified for the process or job. The final product is a written document….a standard of safe operation for a particular job.
UAF employees can contact our office at 907-474-5476 / 907-474-6015, or stop by our office location at 825 Alumni Drive, Fairbanks, to procure a free pair of ice cleats. Office hours are 8AM to 5PM.
On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost occupational safety and health services . Departments can find out about potential hazards at their workplace, improve programs that are already in place.
UAF program is designed to reward employees for safety-related behaviors and activities, rather than for results. Examples include reporting safety violations, making safety suggestions, taking steps to remedy unsafe situations and volunteering for safety committees. Please forward submissions to Campus Safety Officer.
Through our STOP THE BLEED® course, you’ll gain the ability to recognize life-threatening bleeding and intervene effectively. The person next to a bleeding victim may be the one who’s most likely to save him or her. Take the course and become empowered to make a life or death difference when a bleeding emergency occurs. STOP THE BLEED®. Save a Life!
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY. DO NOT COMPLETE REPORT AT THIS TIME.