UFF/UNF SPECIAL BULLETIN!
WORKPLACE SAFETY UPDATE!
Chapter Takes Lead in Correcting A-V Safety Issue!
(Read the second page of the May 6 e-mail "Addendum" to university A-V
Recently a faculty member was seriously injured when
he fell from a chair on which he was standing trying to adjust the controls on
the classroom TV/VCR console. And why was he standing on a chair trying
to adjust the controls on the classroom TV/VCR console when he should have been
using the remote control? Very good question!!! Why? Because
there wasn't any!
The chapter immediately contacted the administration
on this matter on April 26, spelling out changes needed in our campus A-V practices
and procedures. Because of the unions lead on this safety issue, we are
pleased to note that the administration agreed with everything we suggested and
acted on the issues put forth! Classrooms have, now, where necessary, been
provided with remote controls and the administration has updated their A-V operations.
Please: Read the administration's update to its A-V operations
as noted above.
Please: Follow these new guidelines! No more injuries!
Campus Safety Issues? Who to Notify?
If you know of any possible issue involving campus
safety, physical and/or environmental, you should immediately contact one or
more of the following:
- UNF Police, 911 or ex. 2800 -- immediate physical dangers/medical
- Dan Endicott, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, ex. 2019
Lee, Chair, Disability Safety Committee, ex. 2769
And last but certainly not
least -- Contact the Union! Stan Swart
(ex. 1654) has served as the chapter resource on these issues, but other
officers will be happy to help.
Workplace Safety an Increasing Concern!
Workplace safety was not a major issue in higher education
-- until recently. Today it is receiving the attention it deserves and,
unfortunately, UNF has had more than its share of problems. Let's make
the campus a safer place. Be proactive regarding health and safety problems!
Stan Swart, Grievance Representative and Benefits Chair