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Nicholls State University 2012 Annual Fire Safety Report Introduction: The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires institutions maintaining on-campus student housing to issue an annual fire safety report.  The Nicholls State University Environmental Health and Safety Department is responsible for creating the annual report.  The Environmental Health and Safety Department maintains the campus housing […]

Slips, Trips and Falls Work-related slips, trips, and falls can frequently result in serious or even disabling injuries that im­pact an employee’s ability to do his or her job, often resulting in lost workdays or reduced productivity. FACTS: Falls often cause lost time from work. Over 540,000 slip-fall injuries, requiring hospital care, occur in the […]

October is National Fire Prevention Month. There are many things that we can do to improve our safety at work from a fire. The best way to prevent fires from occurring is by eliminating potential fire hazards. At work, potential hazards should be immediately reported to your supervisor or the Safety Department. In 2011, one […]

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLAN   Introduction The purpose of the Nicholls State University Hurricane Emergency Plan is to provide a detailed summary of the steps deemed necessary to secure the university and protect property and lives in the event of an approaching hurricane. The plan is available to all university employees and members […]

Nicholls State University (Nicholls) is committed to maintaining an environment free from any type of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation including retaliation for whistle blowing. In furtherance of that commitment, Nicholls has adopted this policy forbidding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation of any kind against any applicant, employee, student, vender, or visitor of Nicholls. This policy forbids […]

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY 2012 FIRE LOG Resident Facilities Date Time Cause/Type of Fire # of Injuries Requiring Medical Treatment # of Deaths Related to Fire Property Damage in Dollars Case Number Case Number: There were no reported fires in 2012  

Nicholls State University 2011 Annual Fire Safety Report Introduction: The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 requires institutions maintaining on-campus student housing to issue an annual fire safety report.  The Nicholls State University Environmental Health and Safety Department is responsible for creating the annual report.  The Environmental Health and Safety Department maintains the campus housing […]

Stress and mental health issues can affect safety in the workplace. Stress can lead to a decrease in focus, increased irritability, or other emotional disturbance, which can lead to minor or major accidents, sometimes resulting in physical injury. As a means of overall safety and accident prevention, we ask that you consider taking advantage of […]

The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 89,200 fires occurred in non-residential buildings in 2009, resulting in 90 fatalities, 1500 injuries, and over 2.7 Billion in dollar loss.  The best way to prevent these deadly fires from occurring is by eliminating the possible fire hazards.  You are responsible for fire prevention at work for your safety […]

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker, matching the physical requirements of the job with the physical capacity of the worker. Ergonomics recognizes the capabilities, differences, and limitations of individuals, and adjusts the work tools, work process, or work environment accordingly. Employees can play an important role in ergonomics by being […]

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