Comprehensive Standards 3.10.6 Healthy, Safe, Secure
The institution takes reasonable steps to provide a healthy, safe, and secure
environment for all members of the campus community.
Judgment of Compliance: Compliance
SVCC places a high priority on providing a healthy, safe and
secure environment for all members of the campus community. The
campus crime report reveals that historically the incidence of crime
on campus has been low. The health and safety committee conducts
periodic reviews of the campus for health and safety issues. The
committee’s findings are made available to the VP of Financial and
Administrative Services who ensures that corrective action is taken.
The college has a campus police/security staff that is well trained,
EMT certified, and sworn police officers of the State. Campus police
officers are on campus 24/7 and respond to medical emergencies,
investigate on-campus vehicular accidents, respond to requests for
assistance and provide general law enforcement information. The
college has a direct dial HELP line to all campus phones, silent
alarm, voice activated fire alarms, and video surveillance system
which are connected to the campus police two-way radios.
The Human Resources Office processes insurance claims related to
Workers Compensation and vehicular accidents, with input from the
campus police. The annual OSHA Log 300 is maintained in the Human
Resources Office. The Human Resources Office prepares the Fiscal
Year Executive Order 52 Report annually for the college. Executive
Order 52(99) mandates that all state entities evaluate work related
injuries/illnesses to determine how to prevent or reduce the
injuries; establish goals to reduce serious injuries and enhance
worker safety; involve employees in identifying hazards and
establishing safety goals; maintain strategies to minimize the risk
of injuries; and develop manager’s performance expectations and
goals to ensure a safe work environment. All workers compensation
and vehicular accidents are reviewed by the Health and Safety
Committee to determine if there are any particular hazards that
exist or training that is needed to correct unsafe conditions.
The Hazardous Communication Program is listed online and details the
steps to take if there is a hazardous material exposure, how to
handle suspicious packages or envelopes, and the procedure to follow
if a suspicious substance has been spilled. Faculty conducting labs
involved with hazardous materials review the procedures with their
In addition, the Human Resources Office maintains the SVCC Emergency
Plan, which is updated annually in accordance with state mandates.
College employees are encouraged to submit suggestions to either
Health and Safety Committee members, Campus Police or the Human
Resources Office. The Human Resources Manager and the Campus Police
Chief participate with the Cumberland Plateau Planning District
regional committee to develop the Regional Hazardous Mitigation Plan
and review safety/security issues affecting the region.