Accident Investigation Plan

Southern Maine Community College strives to provide a safe work place. The plan works in conjunction with the Employee Injury/Illness Management Policy Procedure and the Student & Visitor Accident Reporting Procedure to identify, report, and mitigate unsafe conditions on campus. 

Bloodborne Pathogens- Exposure Control Plan

OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) is designed to protect workers from the hazards associated with bloodborne pathogens. Bloodborne Pathogens (BBP) and Other Potentially Infectious Materials (OPIM) are a set of defined  pathogenic microorganisms present in human blood, bodily fluids and unfixed tissue or organs that can cause disease in humans.


Chemical Hygiene Plan

The Chemical Hygiene Plan applies to faculty, staff and work-study students who may come into contact with chemicals during laboratory activities. SMCC has established general safe operating procedures for Science Labs.

Confined Spaces

This policy explains confined spaces vs. permit-required confined spaces and details staff responsibilities.  SMCC employees will not enter permit required confined spaces.

Fire Prevention and Emergency Action Plan

Southern Maine Community College is committed to minimizing the threat of fire to persons and property. This document spells out employee procedures when responding to fires and serves to reduce the risk of fires.  

First Aid Kit Management

This procedure outlines how to manage first aid kits located on campus.

Forklift & Cart Safety & Training

Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) are specialized, power propelled, industrial trucks, used to carry, push, pull, lift, stack or tier materials. At SMCC, PIT are propane or battery-powered forklifts.
Golf/Utility Carts (Cart) are intended to carry people and small amounts of equipment on the college campus.
SMCC employees (including student workers) are NOT permitted to operate a PIT or Cart without completing all necessary training. 

Hazard Communication Plan

OSHA requires that employers afford their employees a safe work environment and provide a Hazard Communication Program.  This program addresses potential risks that are associated with chemicals in the work place.


Any Department Chair, Professor, Faculty or Staff member wishing to introduce a new chemical on the campus must fill out the attached form and follow the directions prior to ordering the chemical. We must have knowledge of all hazardous chemicals on the campus and log them in the SDS on-line library.

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Ladder Safety

Any SMCC Department, which possesses one or more ladders, will perform an annual, documented inspection on a designated form. Inspection forms will be retained within the Department and a completed “Ladder Inspected” sticker placed on each ladder for quick confirmation. Form and stickers available from EH&S Coordinator at 207.741.5932.

Lock Out Tag Out

Southern Maine Community College developed this Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Program to protect employees from injuries while servicing and maintaining equipment. The program establishes requirements for hazardous energy control to ensure that machines and equipment are isolated from all potentially hazardous energy sources whenever servicing or maintaining activities are in progress. This program follows OSHA’s Hazard requirements outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations at 29 CFR 1910.147.

Mobile Elevating Work Platform Procedure

A Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWP) is a device designed to lift the user off the ground to perform work tasks (e.g. replace light fixtures or paint a ceiling).  

This procedure covers Type 1, Group A (1A) equipment such as SMCC’s Genie AWP-30S or Type 3, Group A (3A) equipment such as a scissor lift. 

SMCC Employees are not trained to operate Group B units such as extendable boom platforms and articulating boom platforms.

N-95 Respiratory Protection Program

The purpose of this program is to ensure that employees of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) required to wear respiratory protection as a condition of their employment are protected from respiratory hazards through the proper use of respirators. The provisions of the OSHA Respiratory Protection Program, 29 CFR 1910.134 apply and includes guidance on the Volunteer Use of Filtering Facepiece Respirators.  

Scent Policy

Please do not use or bring air freshening products in shared spaces such as open offices, classrooms, restrooms, or common areas.