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USC Safety Guide
Table of Contents

Section
Name
Description
SECTION A: INFORMATION FOR ALL DEPARTMENTS
A.1 Safety at USC Outlines of Safety Policy of USC
A.2 Work-Related Injuries and Illness Detetmining what to do when a worker has suffered a work related injury or illness
A.3 Emergency Action and Fire Prevention Plan Requirements for planning the actions to be taken in the event of an emergency
A.4 Introduction to OSHA Background information about OSHA standard, inspection, citations and penalties
SECTION B: THE GENERAL WORK ENVIRONMENT
B.1 Computer Workstations Methods to prevent repetitive motion injuries related to use of a desktop computer
B.2 Backcare Program Back care and factors that may contribute to back pain and injury
B.3 Office and Classroom Safety Guidelines for improving safety in general offices and classrooms
B.4 Personal Protection Equipment Requirements for selection and use of personal protective equipment
B.5 Hazard Communication Required program for use of hazardous chemicals in areas other than labs
SECTION C: SAFETY FOR SUPPORT AND MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES
C.1 Receiving Room Safety Programs required for receiving room and dock operations
C.2 Electrical Safety Related Work Practices Training and safeguards necessary when work is performed on electrical circuits operating at 50 Volts or more
C.3 Lock out/ Tag out Training and techniques designed accidental startup of machines and equipment during services or maintenance
C.4 Noise and Hearing Conservation Program required for work involving exposure to high levels of noise
C.5 Machine Guarding Requirements for machine guarding where machine parts, functions or processes may cause injury
C.6 Fall Protection Requirements for fall protection when work is done on surfaces that are six feet or higher
C.7 Portable Ladder Safety Precautions for use of portable ladders
C.8 Cutting and Welding Operations Procedures necessary for control of fire and health hazards associated with hot work
C.9 Construction and Renovations OSHA definition of construction and how activities on construction sites are regulated
C.10 Powered Materials Handling Equipment Safe operation of forklift trucks and other materials handling equipment
C.11 University Support Staff Activities in Laboratories Service and maintenance activities in laboratories
C.12 Respiratory Protection Requirements for use of respirators
C.13 Confined Spaces Required program for entry into confined spaces
C.14 Asbestos Containing Materials Required program for handling asbestos
C.15 Lead in Construction Required program for handling lead
C.16 Scaffold Safety Safe use of scaffolds
C.17 Excavation Required program for anyone involved with excavations
C.18 Hand Tools Safe use of Hand tools
C.19 Walking and Working Surfaces OSHA requirements for walking and working surfaces
C.20 Flammable and Combustible liquids Safe handling of flammable and combustible liquids
C.21 University Vehicle Safety USC Vehicle Best Practices
SECTION D: CHEMICAL SAFETY
D.1 SARA Title III Inventory of listed chemicals substances used or stored in areas other that research laboratories.
D.2 Laboratory Standard Required program for use of hazardous chemicals in laboratories
D.3 Emergency Eyewashes and Safety Showers Use and maintenance of emergency eyewash and safety showers
D.4 Emergency Information Posters Description of the Emergency Information Poster Program
D.5 Chemical Spill Cleanup Procedures Procedures for Cleaning Up Spills of Hazardous Chemicals
D.6 Chemical Waste Disposal Storage and disposal of chemical waste from all University operations
D.7 Relocation of Hazardous Materials Guidelines for the physical relocation of hazardous materials (specific for laboratories)
D.8 Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde Guidelines for the safe use of formaldehyde
SECTION E: BIOLOGICAL SAFETY
E.1 Biological Safety Program functions intended to minimize the risk of occupational exposure to biological materials and to promote compliance with biological safety regulations and guidelines.
E.2 Infectious Waste Disposal Procedures for the proper disposal of regulated infectious waste.
E.3 Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance requirements for personnel with a reasonably anticipated contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of an employee's duties.
E.4 Shipping Biological Materials Compliance training and guidance for the safe transport of Division 6.2 infectious substances, biological specimens, dry ice and related materials.
SECTION F: RADIATION SAFETY
F.1 Radiation Safety Program References existing policy for users of materials and/or electronic products that emit radiation.
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