Health and Safety Programs
If you have any questions about the following Health and Safety programs, please contact the Occupational Health and Safety Officer at [email protected].
- Georgia State University Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure and Clean-up Control Plan (ECP) Georgia State University (GSU) is committed to providing a safe and healthful work environment for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. In pursuit of this goal, this ECP will assist the organization in reducing occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens in accordance with OSHA standard 29 CFR 1910.1030. “Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens.”
- Respiratory Protection Program – This program is designed to ensure GSU personnel required to wear respiratory protection while performing their work duties are protected from respiratory hazards, such as potentially airborne infectious diseases or hazardous chemicals, through the proper use of respirators. This document describes procedures for identifying inhalation hazards, respiratory protection selection, medical evaluations, training, fit-testing, and respirator use and care.
- Indoor Air Quality Program– The purpose of this document is to provide guidance and procedures for the management ofnIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) concerns at GSU. It is the goal of GSU to eliminate potential hazards in the workplace and to operate buildings in a manner that meets established performance standards regarding ventilation, temperature, relative humidity, air quality, odor, noise, and lighting.
- Ergonomic Assessments – Ergonomics is defined as the study of people’s efficiency in their working environment. This program is designed to help reduce the risk of Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) by providing GSU personnel the proper information, equipment, and tools within their work environment. If you are concerned or experiencing discomfort within your current workstation, you are encouraged to complete a Computer Workstation Ergonomics Self-Assessment Checklist which includes recommendations and actions to reduce discomfort. After discussing with your supervisor and further action is needed, please submit a request for an Ergonomic Assessment by filling out the Ergonomic Assessment Request Form below:
For those working in research or research support areas, there is a Research Occupational Health Program (ROHP). Additional information can be found on the ROHP webpage.