MyHCDE

Health and Safety Plan (Accident Prevention Program)

for the Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering

Scope and Responsibility

Scope

The policies and procedures described in this Health & Safety Plan apply to the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE), College of Engineering (COE), University of Washington, at the following locations on the Seattle UW campus:

  • Sieg Hall, 4th floor and some offices on the 2nd & 3rd floors; and
  • Engineering Annex, offices on the 2nd & 3rd floors.

Policy

It is the policy of the University of Washington to create and maintain a safe and healthful work place free from recognized hazards that may cause harm to faculty, employees, students, and visitors. This policy is consistent with the University-wide Health and Safety policy (UW OPS 10.3) and applicable Washington Industrial Health and Safety Act (WISHA) regulations (WAC 296-24 and 296-62).

Responsibilities

Responsibility for safety programs and safety performance lies with the Dean, Director, Department Chairs and Supervisors. Everyone with supervisory responsibility is expected to participate directly in assuring that safe working conditions are maintained. Supervisors provide training for accident prevention, as necessary, for those working under their direction. Responsibility cannot be transferred or delegated.

Compliance

HCDE requires all employees to comply with health and safety regulations, departmental policies and procedures that apply to their own conduct on the job, and to report accidents, injuries, and unsafe conditions to their supervisor, and to correct unsafe conditions when feasible (e.g., wiping up small spills and removing tripping hazards).

Safety Coordinator

HCDE designates one individual to serve as Safety Coordinator for our department. Stacia Green is the current Safety Coordinator, and can be reached at greens6@uw.edu or 206-221-1666. 

List of duties of safety coordinator

The Safety Coordinator has been given adequate authority to carry out the following responsibilities:

  • Promoting this Health and Safety Plan in our organization;
  • Updating this Plan, at least annually;
  • Scheduling employee safety training requested by supervisors;
  • Coordinating with Environmental Health & Safety;
  • Provide assistance to supervisors and employees to resolve safety complaints;
  • Keeping safety bulletin boards current;
  • Maintaining safety records; and
  • Keeping the department chair aware of current safety concerns.