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Section 700 - Health and Safety

Legal References: OSHA Blood-Borne Pathogens Standard, 29 CFP 1910.1030

Universal precautions will be observed at the College to prevent contact with blood or other potentially infectious agents/materials. All blood or potentially infectious materials will be treated as infectious regardless of the perceived status of the individual/circumstance.

Appropriate work practices, as described in the Implementation Procedures, will be used by those employees who potentially may be exposed to blood-borne or other infectious pathogens in the routine execution of their assignments. Exposure determination is found in the Blood-Borne Pathogens Procedures.

Employees and students are to contact a Building Maintenance Supervisor should an emergency situation require immediate containment and prevention measures. All Maintenance employees should know where the necessary protective equipment is stored, and Personal Protection Equipment Procedures to be used, in the event that a Building Maintenance Supervisor is not available.

Approved: April 10, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004

 

702 - Communicable Disease (Prevention of Exposure)

The College encourages employees and students suffering with an airborne communicable disease (other than the common cold) to take preventive measures to limit exposure of others. Until such time as overt symptoms have subsided or appropriate prophylaxis has been administered, students should not attend classes and employees should not report to work.

Approved: April 10, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004

 

703 - Drug-Free Campus

Legal References:

Controlled Substances Act (21. U.S.C. 812):
Schedules I through V of Section 202
Regulation 21 CFR 1300.11 through 1300.15

The College is committed to the maintenance of drug-free campuses.  Students and employees are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, giving out, possession, or use of any narcotic drug, amphetamine, barbiturate, marijuana, alcohol, or any controlled substance while on campus or in any work place that is under the jurisdiction of the College.  In addition, the College has in place a detailed and comprehensive Student Code of Conduct policy which includes the prohibition of the possession, use, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages on college property or at college-sponsored events on or off campus.  The Drug-Free policy is annually distributed to all MSC-ST students via the college’s student handbook, college catalog, the college website and via student e-mail.  The Student Code of Conduct is annually distributed to all MSC-ST students via the college’s student handbook, college catalog and via the college website. Information on the dangers of the misuse of alcohol and/or drugs is made available to students through the use of informational brochures placed in the student commons.  The college’s Student Senates on occasion sponsor activities for students that emphasize drug/alcohol-related topics such as the dangers of drinking and driving.

Approved:  August 15, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised:  February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; October 9, 2007; September 29, 2008



704 - Emergency Evacuation

Each Campus has an emergency evacuation plan located by the door in main offices and classrooms. The evacuation plan addresses fire and weather-related emergencies. Each Campus Administrator or his/her designee shall be responsible for initiating actions in accordance with the evacuation plan. Campus Administrators are the VP for Academic Affairs for Winona, and the  Chief Human Resources Officer for Red Wing.

Approved: April 28, 1997
Reviewed: October 23, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; September 29, 2008; December 28, 2010

 

705 - Ergonomics: Prevention of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

The College will implement a preventative program on the identification and reduction of risk factors that can contribute to the probability of Musculo-Skeletal Disorders (MSD’s) of employees and students. Specific prevention methodologies, data collection requirements and responsibilities of supervisors and employees are outlined in the Ergonomics Procedures.

Approved: February 20, 2003
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised: June 30, 2004


706 - Tobacco-Free Campuses

The College provides a tobacco-free environment in all buildings and college vehicles. Use of tobacco products, including E-cigarettes,  is not permitted within 75 feet of buildings except in designated areas. Violators of the policy will be subject to disciplinary action. (Students: see Policy No. 113 Student Code of Conduct)

Smoking” is defined as inhaling, exhaling, burning, or carrying any lighted or heated cigar, cigarette, pipe, or any other lighted or heated tobacco or other product intended for inhalation, in any manner or in any form. Smoking also includes the use of an e-cigarette which creates a vapor, in any manner or any form, or the use of any oral device for the purpose of circumventing the prohibition of smoking in this Policy.

“E-cigarette” means any electronic oral device, such as one composed of a heating element, battery, and/or electronic circuit, which provides a vapor of nicotine or any other substances for inhalation. The term shall include any such device, whether manufactured, distributed, marketed, or sold as an e-cigarette, e-cigar, e-pipe, or under any other product name or descriptor, but does not include any product specifically approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use in medical treatment, such as an asthma inhaler.

Approved: August 15, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; September 29, 2008; October 23, 2013

 

707 - Weapons Prohibited

Legal References: MnSCU Board Policy 5.21

The use of any dangerous weapon, including firearms, in any building or other grounds/yard under the jurisdiction of the College, is prohibited. College personnel are prohibited to possess any dangerous weapon, including any firearm, while on official duty. Knives that are to be used as a teaching instrument may be exempted from this policy upon the approval of the President or the Vice-President of Academic Affairs.

Approved: August 15, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; September 29, 2008

 

708 – Weather/Emergency Conditions

Legal Reference: MnSCU Policy 4.4

The College, due to inclement weather or other emergency conditions may close or delay the opening of one or all of its Campuses; or it may cancel classes and other activities. The Vice President or his/her designee is responsible for this decision.

Definitions, Procedures and Responsibilities

Approved: April 10, 1997
Reviewed: December 28, 2010; October 23, 2013
Revised: February 15, 2000; June 30, 2004; December 10, 2008; October 23, 2013