SAFETY CONSCIOUS WORK ENVIRONMENT
Idaho State University is committed to a strong and sustained safety culture, including a Safety Conscious Work Environment (SCWE). A SCWE is a work environment in which employees feel free to raise safety concerns to management without fear of retaliation.
Creating a healthy SCWE is a journey, but one that is well worth the time and effort that must be devoted to it. It begins with senior leadership's establishment of behavioral expectations, effectively communicating these expectations throughout the organization and visibly practicing the expected behaviors in the work environment every day. Furthermore, sustaining a SCWE requires ongoing vigilance by organizational leadership. A learning organization values a questioning attitude and constantly looks for better ways to achieve results.
As such, any radiation user may communicate directly, in confidence and without prejudice, with:
The RSO (208) 220-4645,
The RSCC (208) 282-3364
Any member of the RSC,
The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (208)334-2235 (Radiation Producing equipment) or
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission 1-800-695-7403
In addition, the user may also anonymously report safety concerns or non-compliance by calling 1-800-716-9007 or by visiting www.MySafeCampus.com 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on any matter concerning radiation protection.
Idaho State University Safety Policy Statement
It is the policy of Idaho State University that every employee is entitled to work under the safest conditions possible. To this end, every reasonable effort will be made to promote accident prevention, fire protection, and health preservation. It is our belief that accidents which injure people, damage machinery and property, and destroy materials cause needless personal suffering, inconvenience, and problems. We believe that practically all accidents can be prevented by taking common sense precautions. The University will endeavor to maintain a safe and healthful work place.
The University will provide safe working equipment, necessary personal protection, an emergency response plan, and, in the case of injury, provide first aid and medical services as needed. It is wrong to believe that accidents are unavoidable and will always happen. If all of us do our part including acting and talking safety at all times, a healthy attitude toward accident prevention and improved safety on the job can be achieved.