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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 […]

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 […]

1.    Observe and follow all posted safety notices. 2.    The use of any tobacco product in any form is prohibited on all Nicholls State University properties including the main campus, Duhe Building, Chauvin Gardens, etc. 3.    No fighting or horseplay allowed in the work area or classroom. 4.    Know where fire extinguishers are located and […]

  How to Refer a Distressed Student The college years can be stressful for many. While most students cope adequately with the challenges these years bring, some students find the various pressures of life unmanageable or unbearable, and this interferes with learning. As faculty, teaching assistants, or staff you may encounter distressed students.  Many of […]

Fire Safety Awareness Every fall season as we turn our clocks backwards one hour, should serve as a reminder to replace all batteries in smoke alarms.  Tragedies can be prevented simply by testing and maintaining your smoke alarms, as well as practicing a fire escape plan.  All smoke alarms in your home should be tested […]

1. Observe and follow all posted safety notices. 2. No fighting or horseplay allowed in the work area or classroom. 3. Know where fire extinguishers are located and how to use them. 4. Know designated evacuation routes from your office, floor and building. 5. Know emergency phone numbers or access to them. 6. Report all […]

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