Annie Atiyeh (Physics - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elaine Guerra (Biology - email@example.com)
Theresa Potter (Facilities and Maintenance - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tony Pennington (EH&S Manager - email@example.com)
Mike Wheeler (Machine Shop - firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ramona Campoy (Dining Services - email@example.com)
+Ed Arismendi (EH&S Consultant)
1. FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING
Community First Aid and CPR training for certification will be offered on Saturday, July 7, 2001 (in Spanish), and on Saturday, July 21, 2001. The training will be held at the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and will include First Aid Basics, Adult CPR, and Infant CPR. Space is limited to 15 participants per session.
Both sessions will be full day sessions from 8:00am until 6:00pm. The cost of $35.00 per person will be paid by HMC. Those who take the course should be prepared to make the commitment to renew their CPR certification annually, and to renew their First Aid certification every 3 years.
There will be additional First Aid and CPR training, in Spanish, during the month of August.
2. SAFETY SESSIONS
The "Five Basic Safety Sessions" and a fire extinguisher training session were held for dining services employees on April 6, 2001. The sessions were conducted in Spanish by Ed Arismendi, EH&S Consultant.
3. DINING SERVICES EVALUATION
Ed Arismendi noted safety concerns regarding the #10-size can opener. The existing can opener is of poor quality and is difficult to operate; this condition could result in injury to employees.
Ed noted that the area round the oven is very narrow, and an employee could potentially be burned while inserting and removing items. All employees should be encouraged to use extra care.
Annie suggested that Aaron send a letter to the Committee regarding these dining services employee safety issues. He should then forward a letter to President Strauss outlining the HMC Employee Safety Committee recommendations for improvements in the dining services food preparation areas. According to Ed, one of the improvements should be in the "pizza-place" station. This area is presently too crowded and should be remodeled to safely accommodate more employees.
4. OPEN DISCUSSION
A. Tony thinks that HMC should eliminate the use of chlorine gas (toxic), which is presently used to sanitize the swimming pool. All the other colleges use non-gaseous chlorine applications.
B. During the August meeting, The Committee will make a schedule of faculty/staff safety training sessions for the upcoming 2001-2002 academic year. In order to avoid scheduling conflicts with faculty meeting days, information received from the Dean of Faculty's Office will be used.
5. Next meeting will be: Friday, August 17, 2001, at 11:00am in the Stauffer Lounge.
A computer record and a hard copy of this report will be kept in Lillian McCollum's office (2310 Jacobs).
If you would like a hard copy, send your request to Annie Atiyeh at firstname.lastname@example.org