In the first phase, each department will receive a container with cleaning products for the average drink spill.
The second phase is more health and safety orientated. With the volume of students we are seeing each day, and the fact that we are open sixteen hours a day, we felt compelled to examine what other facilities our size do for their health and safety concerns. The result is a blood-borne pathogen clean up kit. These are standard one-use self-contained kits. The kit would be used if someone had a bloody nose or cut themselves. There are also supplies to clean up vomit.
The Custodians are usually called in to take care of these issues, however if an incident occurs after first shift, there could be a delayed response. The second shift is minimally staffed.
Anyone using the blood-borne cleanup kit will need a very informal training from Risk Management. Go to UVM A-Z. Under L, select Laboratory Safety. Half way down you will see a link to the Online training entry page. Entry your user name and password, then select Safety around Blood Borne Pathogens. There are thirteen questions. When you get to number four click yes. Once you finish the test, forward the certification email to Peter Blackmer.
We will also be getting four AED (Automated External Defibrillator) units. The Red Cross will provide the training for these, although the AED does give instructions through an audio prompt for use. The Athletic Complex and the Davis Center already have them. Risk Management is recommending them to any building with high student/patron volume.