Judgment of Compliance: The College certifies COMPLIANCE.
maintains a healthy, safe, and secure work and learning environment for employees, students, and the public. A comprehensive risk management program is available through the WCC College Procedures Manual (02-0305, 02-0306, 02-0307 and Volume 6, Chapter 6). Although the primary responsibility for the health and safety of employees and students rests with the President, the day-to-day management is assigned to the Vice President for Educational Support Services. Oversight of campus issues is monitored by the Safety and Health Committee (CPM 01-0301). Safety and Health Committee members are selected based on their health or safety expertise and/or interests. The committee is representative of all areas of the college. It meets on a regularly scheduled basis to review and monitor the college's compliance with OSHA requirements; additional federal, state, and local regulations; and other items of interest to the college community (Safety Committee Minutes). Committee members are assigned areas of the college to inspect on a quarterly basis. Reports of these findings are provided to the committee and to maintenance and/or security for corrective action (Inspection Checklist). In addition to the locally conducted inspections, the college receives an annual loss risk survey from its property carrier, The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DOPI Risk Survey). Evacuation drills are performed a minimum of twice a year, at least once each semester (fall and spring). Monthly fire drills are conducted at the WCC Childcare Center.
The college participates with the other state community colleges in a third-party contract for environmental, health, and safety services. Under this agreement, the vendor audits the college's environmental and safety compliance programs and documentation and conducts safety audits of the college facilities. In addition, the College Personnel Office oversees the workplace violence, sexual harassment, fire extinguisher, hazardous communication, and blood-borne pathogen programs. Each of these programs complies with state and federal laws and guidelines. The college's Biohazard Plan provides those employees exposed to bodily fluids with procedures to avoid infection. Required safety training is included in every New Employee Orientation Program at the beginning of each semester.
The college also participates in a Wellness Program for its employees that uses local medical providers for periodic health screenings and immunizations. A Registered Nurse is on campus a minimum of four hours every week to administer the Wellness Program and ensure record compliance. The college also sponsors an annual health fair for all staff and students.
In accordance with the Clery Act of 1990, an annual report of security policies and crime statistics is published on the college web site (Campus Security) (Link requires internet connection) and in a brochure, Wayne Community College Campus Safety and Security. In addition, the Chief of Security personally speaks to all freshman orientation classes, explaining security issues and the college's Emergency Response Plan (Safety and Evacuation Handbook). Procedures for staff and faculty response to violent behavior are detailed in the college's Emergency Response Procedures for Violent Behavior Plan (CPM 06-0616). Armed security is provided 24 hours a day, seven days a week by a college-employed security force. The college also has designated trained "first responders" to evaluate and initiate appropriate responses to on-campus medical emergencies (CPM 06-0611).
Faculty and staff and graduate surveys show a high level of satisfaction with the college's risk management services (Services Review Survey Report).
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