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Environmental Health and Fire Safety

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Office of Health and Safety:

The District Director of Environmental Health & Safety and Chief Fire Official is responsible for all aspects of Health and Safety throughout the College. The Office of Health & Safety (HS) develops, establishes and administers the College’s policies and procedures for campus environmental management, occupational safety and health practices, ensuring the College’s compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulatory guidelines and industry standards. This office provides environmental management, occupational safety, and health services to the college community through technical support, informational training programs, consulting, and the periodic auditing of campus environmental health and safety practices.

   

Health & Safety Mission:
The mission of the office is to support Broward College's long-term contribution and commitment to its environmental and social responsibilities. Our vision is to establish and maintain a healthy and safe environment at BC. The approach in achieving this vision is to involve the BC faculty, staff, students, and the college community-at-large in training programs and initiatives designed to develop a unit of committed individuals who will be our eyes and ears in the identification of potentially hazardous conditions. Below is the Broward College Employee Health and Safety Manual. This document, while addressed to employees, also contains valuable safety information for students.
 
Broward College Health, Safety, and Security Committee 
​Broward College's Health, Safety, and Security Committee's mission is to improve the health, safety, and security conditions of the college environment.  
The committee works to achieve its mission by:
  • Promoting programs that increase college-community awareness of practices, procedures, and regulations which improve the quality of the work environment of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Researching and making recommendations to reduce the number and severity of incidents of injury or illness at the College.
  • Reviewing inspection records, statistical data and reports, as well as College procedures relative to health, safety, and security.
The composition of the committee includes students, faculty, staff, and administrators.  It is a UFF committee important in ensuring faculty co-governance of the college.  The committee generally meets on Central Campus on the second Thursday of each month during the academic year.  Students, faculty, and staff who are not committee members are always welcome to attend the committee's meetings.

The committee strives to represent the health and safety concerns of all populations within the college, including visitors.  Please​ feel free to contact the Committee​ at contactHSS@broward.edu
 
Ebola Information:
Broward College is committed to assisting all of our students, faculty, and staff.  If you may have been exposed​ to Ebola there are steps you can take to make sure you receive treatment and protect those around you. In the document below you will find some simple guidelines for what you need to do if you have traveled to West Africa AND experiencing symptoms of Ebola. In addition, we encourage you to visit the Center for Disease Control​ for further information, resources, and guidance. 
 
Zika Virus Information:
Broward College is committed to assisting all of our students, faculty, and staff.  In the document below you will find the basic of the Zika virus and how to protect against it. The information is provided by the Center for Disease Control. For further information, resources, and guidance, we encourage you to visit the ​Center for Disease Control ​

Workplace and Lab Safety: 
The Office of Health and Safety develops, establishes, and administers the College’s policies and procedures for campus environmental compliance, health, and safety. This ensures the College's compliance with all federal, state, and local laws, regulatory guidelines, and industry standards relating to the environment, health and safety. This office administers the Environmental Health and Safety Management System (EHS-MS) including the Hazard Communication, Community Right to Know, and Hazardous Materials Management programs. To learn more, please click the links below:
 
Fire Safety Emergency Plan
This Fire Safety Emergency Plan will help you make better choices in emergency situations at work or at home. Each year college and university students, on and off-campus, experience hundreds of fire-related emergencies nationwide. There are several specific causes for fires on college campuses, including cooking, intentionally-set fires, overloaded power strips, and open flames. Overall, most college-related fires are due to a general lack of knowledge about fire safety and prevention. Are you sure you know what to do in case of fire? Do you know how to use a fire extinguisher? Do you know when not to use an extinguisher? In the plan below, you’ll learn some basic tips to reduce the likelihood of a fire in your work area, classroom, or home. Topics covered include: Fire Science, Fire Alarm Systems, and Fire Extinguishers. To learn more, please open the links below:​
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