Develop a Safety Orientation Program

 All new employees, students, faculty, and staff should receive a specially designed introduction to your safety program.

This orientation should cover the philosophy, policies, and procedures. It should explain how to deal with emergencies and how to handle emergency equipment. The new person should receive a set of rules or operating manual for the academic institution or company and be expected to sign a statement (rules agreement) indicating that they have read, understand, agree to follow, and realize the failure to do so can result in termination.

Some schools require new students to have a three day orientation program and then score 100 on a test before they can begin attending classes. One college in Minnesota turned the first five labs in general chemistry into a 15 hour, one-credit, lab safety course. Students have three chances to pass the final. If they don’t pass, they are done with science labs for that semester.

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