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					  ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND
SAFETY (EHS) OVERVIEW FOR THE
             RAC




    Steven C. Deck, MBA, CIH, CSP, SM(NRCM)
    Assistant Director, Environmental Health and Safety
    410-706-7055
    sdeck@af.umaryland.edu
TODAY’S TOPICS
 EHS Programs and Services
 EHS Training

 Workers Compensation

 International Insurance Coverage

 Minors in Laboratories, Animal Care Areas, and
  Clinics
EHS PROGRAMS
                                Insurance


                 Compliance
                 Assistance                   Biosafety




        Emergency
                                                          Fire Safety
        Management




                 Occupational               Environmental
                   Safety                    Compliance


                                Radiation
                                 Safety
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
JAMES JAEGER, DIRECTOR (410) 706-7055
HTTP://WWW.EHS.UMARYLAND.EDU

   Biosafety                                 Environmental Management
    (410) 706-7845                             (410) 706-7055
    Melissa A. Morland                         Patrick Wolf
    mmorland@af.umaryland.edu                  pwolf@af.umaryland.edu
      Biological accident investigation         Air quality permits
      Biological safety cabinets                Chemical waste disposal
      Biosafety training                        DOT/IATA chemical shipping
      HEPA filtration                           Environmental management
      Bloodborne pathogens control                system
      Export Controls                           Hazardous materials spill
      Biosafety level risk analysis
                                                   response
                                                 Hazardous/Regulated waste
      DOT/IATA biological shipping
                                                   training
      Pathogen and human tissue
                                                 Medical waste disposal
        registration
                                                 Pollution prevention program
      Recombinant DNA registration
                                                 Radioactive waste disposal
      Select agent registration
                                                 Storage tanks
                                                 Waste minimization
                                                 Wastewater discharge
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
JAMES JAEGER, DIRECTOR (410) 706-7055
HTTP://WWW.EHS.UMARYLAND.EDU

   Occupational Safety            Radiation Safety
    (410) 706-7055                  (410) 706-7055
    Steven Deck                     Paul Demopoulos
    sdeck@af.umaryland.edu          pdemopoulos@af.umaryland.edu
      Asbestos                       Dosimetry/Bioassay
      Chemical safety                Instrument calibration
      Confined space entry           Radiation accident response
      Construction safety            Radioactive material control
      Ergonomics and lifting         Radiation safety training
      Hazard communication           Radiation-producing machine
      Indoor air quality               inspections
      Laboratory safety
      Lockout/Tagout
      MSDS information
      Accident investigation
      Protective equipment
      Respiratory protection
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
JAMES JAEGER, DIRECTOR (410) 706-7055
HTTP://WWW.EHS.UMARYLAND.EDU

   Insurance Programs                   Fire Safety
    (410) 706-3221                        (410) 706-3494
    Angela Boxley                         Adam Upright
    aboxley@af.umaryland.edu              aupright@af.umaryland.edu
      Claims investigation                 Fire protection systems
      Insurance/Loss control               Fire suppression systems
      Workers’ Compensation                Fire/Life safety and evacuation
      Fleet Safety                         Building plans review
      Liability                            Hot work permit
      Employee Fidelity                    Emergency warden training
      Malpractice (Student)                AED program
      Proof of Liability Insurance
        (Allied Health Students)
      Ergonomic Assessments
    CRISIS MANAGEMENT

Fire, Medical, or Other Emergency
              Dial 711

   UMaryland Immediate Care
    408 West Lombard Street

       Needlestick Hotline
 Dial 410-328-2337 and page 7845
EHS TRAINING
TYPES OF EHS TRAINING
 Use of Hazardous Chemicals in the Laboratory
 Bloodborne Pathogens

 Hazardous Waste

 Radiation Safety

 DOT Infectious and Biological Material Shipping

 Emergency Warden Training
HOW TO REGISTER

 Go    to EHS Training Registration System
     http://www.ehs.umaryland.edu/trng/newtraining.cfm
     Need employee ID, affiliate ID, UMB 1 Card No, or
      Social Security Number
   Online training is through MyEHS
     https://www.ehs2.umaryland.edu/myehs/
     Need employee ID or affiliate ID to register
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
HOW TO REPORT AN INJURY
 Complete  Employee’s First Report of
  Injury form online & it will be
  automatically sent to the EHS inbox
 Complete the Employee’s First Report of
  Injury form (hard copy) & fax to Angela
  Boxley at 410.706.8212
 Follow same procedure for a Volunteer’s
  First Report, Supervisor’s Report, or
  Witness Statement
    PROTOCOLS
   All injuries regardless of whether medical treatment is initially
    sought should be reported to EHS within 3 days of the occurrence.
       Exception: Employee became sick/ill during work hours. The sickness/illness was not
        related to any work activity, eg. stomach cramps, headache, low blood sugar, high blood
        pressure, etc.
   Injured employee may be seen by any doctor/treatment facility they
    choose.
       Note: If the injured employee has been placed on modified duty without a full duty release
        date, then the employee must be seen by UMaryland Immediate Care to obtain a full duty
        release to return to work.
       For convenience, we suggest employees go to UMaryland Immediate Care located at 408 W.
        Lombard Street.
   Injured employee MUST use accident leave for their missed time from
    work.
       Exceptions: The claim is denied or employee is contractual, therefore not eligible for
        accident leave.
MODIFIED DUTY
   The University has an authorized "Modified or Light Duty"
    program under which injured workers, with approval of the
    treating physician, are allowed to return to work under certain
    conditions.
   Not all departments have modified duty programs available for
    injured employees.
   An employer is NOT obligated to have a "modified duty plan"
    NOR are they required to create a special job for an injured
    worker.
   The University System of Maryland limits the amount of time an
    employee may be on "modified or light duty" to no more than one
    hundred eighty (180) days in a twelve (12) month period.
VOLUNTEERS
   Under Maryland law, volunteers suffering an injury or
    related exposure in the course of UMB approved volunteer
    activities may seek reimbursement or payment for medical
    services required to treat the injury or exposure.
   Volunteers should file claims for medical coverage with
    UMB’s Risk Management Office within three (3) days of
    the injury or exposure.
   Claims are made using the “First Report of Injury –
    Volunteer” form.
   Volunteers should follow the same procedures for obtaining
    medical treatment as UMB employees.
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO REPORT A CLAIM
IN A TIMELY MANNER?

   Ensures the injured worker receives immediate medical care;
   Help to ensure the injured workers’ medical bills are paid;
   Ensures the injured worker receives compensation for their lost
    time from work;
   Makes claims handling procedures easier. Otherwise, the
    insurance carrier (IWIF) may question the validity of the claim
    due to late reporting;
   A 30 day delay in reporting an injury can cause at least a 40%
    increase in the total cost of the claim, which has a direct impact
    on premium rates.
   State Stats Initiative making employer accountable for claims
    NOT reported within the 3 day protocol.
OSHA RECORDKEEPING
   OSHA requires employers to prepare and maintain records of
    occupational injuries and illnesses and types of instruments
    involved in needlestick injuries.
   An employee may receive a request (from EHS) for instrument
    information after a needlestick injury, eg. Type and brand of
    instrument.
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TRAVEL
ACCIDENT:
    Carrier                                  Coverage:
        Starr Indemnity                          Accidental Death &
    Policy Number:                                Dismemberment
        ITA 270302                               Repatriation of Remains
                                                  Emergency Medical
    Phone (claims reporting):                     Evacuation
        US and Canada:
                                                  Political Evacuation
             1-888-286-3768
        Outside US (collect):
                                                  Natural Disaster Evacuation
             1-240-330-1517                      Coma benefit & Medical
                                                   Coverage
    Policy Term:
        December 22, 2010 through
                                              Coverage begins when the
         December 22, 2013                     employee/student leaves their
                                               home country
    Covered Groups:
        Class 1 – Faculty, Staff & Fellows
        Class 2 – Students - Course Trips, Sponsored
         Research, and Study Abroad
WAR RISK COVERAGE
     War Risk Coverage is provided under this policy
       Travel to Afghanistan or Iraq is excluded
       Insured not covered for loss due to war or act of war in Iraq or
        Afghanistan but all other losses would be covered
       Someone is traveling to Iraq or Afghanistan can get quote for
        additional coverage. Need to provide:
             Name of the insured
             Class they're covered under (Class 1 = Faculty/Staff, Class 2 =
              Students)
             City and country they're traveling to
             Dates of trip
     Travel to these countries should be approved by the Dean
      and/or President of the University
     Contact Angela Boxley at (410) 706-3221 to request a quote
INTERNATIONAL CASUALTY
                                      Coverage:
   Carrier                              General Liability
       Chartis                          Auto Liability
   Policy Number:                       Workers Compensation
       WS11001777                       Repatriation of Remains
   Phone (claims reporting):         Covered Groups:
       1-866-642-5246                     Faculty, Staff & Students
   Policy Term:                      Note: Chartis' program attaches
       December 1, 2010 through       coverage territory exclusions for Iraq
                                       and Afghanistan; MUST notify Marsh if
        December 1, 2013
                                       there are planned trips to those
                                       territories PRIOR to activity for review
                                       and underwriting by Chartis.
MINORS IN LABORATORIES,
ANIMAL CARE AREAS, AND
CLINICS
CONCERNS
   The use of biological material requiring Biosafety Level 2
    (BSL2) or Animal Biosafety Level 2 (ABSL2) or higher
    containment facilities
   Facilities or activities that use or house research animals
   Laboratories that use confirmed human carcinogens,
    reproductive toxins, water or air reactive chemicals or
    highly toxic material
   Clinical areas that treat patients with suspect or confirmed
    cases of infectious diseases that causes serious or lethal
    human disease.
   Work with radioactive material
   Driving a motor vehicle or being a helper on a motor vehicle
CONCERNS
   Individuals under the age of sixteen (16)
   Lack of sponsor or inadequate supervision
   No signed parental or guardian consent form
   No work permit for a paid participant
   Not receiving required safety training prior to working in
    lab
   Children of UMB faculty, staff and students under the age
    of eighteen (18) in laboratories, animal care or clinical
    areas on an attended or unattended child care basis

				
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