Safety Updates

Safety and Engineering Cell activities and announcements

March 2021

March 5, 2021

  • The 5S Awareness session is conducted for the SSE community. 5S is a system for organizing spaces so work can be performed efficiently, effectively, and safely. 5S focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, making it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury.
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February 2021

Feb 26, 2021

  • Monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted.

Feb 23, 2021

  • Safety Alert (Fire Incident) is shared with SSE Community.

Feb 20, 2021

  • "LUMS Event Management Procedure - Electrical " is added in documents section.

Feb 11, 2021

  • "Floor marking guideline" is added in documents section.

Feb 08, 2021

  • "Radiation Emergency Response Procedure" training is added in documents section.

Feb 07, 2021

  • OHS Committee minutes of meeting are added in the documents section for the month of Jan2021.
January 2021

Jan 22, 2021

  • Fire Safety Awareness training is conducted to equip SSE Fire Wardens with the necessary knowledge and skills of fire safety. Training content included; Fire incidents, Fire definitions, Fire Triangle, Fire Tetrahedron, Fire spread, Fire stages, Fire causes, Fire protection equipment, Fire emergency response.
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Jan 21, 2021

  • Fire Safety Awareness training is conducted to equip SSE Fire Wardens with the necessary knowledge and skills of fire safety. Training content included; Fire incidents, Fire definitions, Fire Triangle, Fire Tetrahedron, Fire spread, Fire stages, Fire causes, Fire protection equipment, Fire emergency response.

 

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Jan 11, 2021

  • A flashback arrestor is a safety device designed to stop a flame in its tracks. It is therefore used to prevent flashback into cylinders or pipework. Flashback arrestors have been installed on the flammable gas cylinders in the chemistry and chemical engineering department.  
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Jan 4, 2021

  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy is added to OHS document directory.

Jan 4, 2021

  • Fire Emergency Response Procedure is added to OHS document directory

Jan 1, 2021

  • SSE's Waste Management Procedure is added to OHS document directory
December 2020

Dec 29, 2020

  • Monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted.

Dec 29, 2020

  • It is observed that front(entrance door - path) is being used for movement of material/gas cylinders with the help of hand lift trolleys as it is designated for movement of people only. Frequent trolley movement is damaging the entrance tiles. Damaged tiles create fall hazard(tripping), which increases the likelihood of fall injury. Please support in preventing this issue and only use designated back door to transfer material with the help of hand lift trolleys.

 

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Dec 23, 2020

  • Fume hood inspection of the Biology department is conducted in compliance with OSHA standards and manufacturer requirements.
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Dec 23, 2020

  • During a safety walk in Noether Wing (Mathematics/Central Labs) following issues are observed;
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Fire equipment misuse needs to be avoided and should be used for fire fighting only. Emergency exits should kept clear all the time. No storage should be placed at / nearby emergency exits and electrical panels.

 

Dec 22, 2020

  • Biosafety cabinets inspection of the Biology department is conducted in compliance with OSHA standards and manufacturer requirements.
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Dec 18, 2020

  • Emergency numbers are updated and communicated to the SSE community. 

 

Dec 11, 2020

  • Fume hoods inspection of the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department is conducted in compliance with OSHA standards.
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Dec 7, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 25, a monthly Fire hose reel inspection is conducted by F&E and Safety office.

Dec 7, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 10, a monthly Fire Extinguishers inspection is conducted by Safety Office.

Dec 1, 2020

  • Safety Signage plays a large part in keeping facilities compliant and personnel knowledgeable. Some new safety signage is added to SSE to increase safety visibility. 
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November, 2020

Nov 30, 2020

  • Label plates are installed and the logsheet file is placed in the Compressed Gas Cylinder Storage Area. All departments,  please log the added/removed cylinders in the log sheet and comply with the racks labeling. 
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Nov 26, 2020

  • Monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted

Nov 18, 2020

  • Safety bulletin on the topic "COPD -  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease " is shared with the SSE Community.

Nov 16, 2020

  • New smoking(in-campus) rules are introduced. Regarding smoking our main objective is to ensure that smoking is confined to designated areas(marked in RED in the picture). We are hoping that persuasion rather than penalities will be the main mechanism for achieving our objective, but we want this to be taken seriously.
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Nov 13, 2020

  • Workplace Safety Inspection was conducted of Central Labs in coordination with central lab staff.

Nov 10, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 25, a monthly Fire hose reel inspection is conducted by F&E and Safety office.

Nov 9, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 10, a monthly Fire Extinguishers inspection is conducted by Safety Office.

Nov 9, 2020

  • All wooden emergency exit doors (total quantity: 4) on the ground floor are now openable from the inside without a lock. In case of any emergency, these doors can be used. Care should be taken that emergency exit doors shall only be used in case of emergency. Misuse of these doors will result in a safety violation. 
September, 2020

Sep 30, 2020

  • COVID 19: SOP compliance feedback: SSE’s COVID19 SOP compliance is good. It needs to improve in the Pantry. It is requested to comply with the SOP in the Pantry (each floor).

Sep 29, 2020

  • A monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted

Sep 24, 2020

  • It is confirmed with the F&E team that the Chemistry & Chemical Engineering Department and Biology Departments are set at 100% Lab Air Exhaust.

Sep 23, 2020

  • Fume hood inspection is conducted in the Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department.

Sep 22, 2020

  • An unsafe condition was identified and closed at the emergency exit in the Biology Department.
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Sep 18, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 10 and NFPA 25. Fire Equipment (Fire extinguishers, Fire hose reel) inspection is conducted by F&E and Safety office.

Sep 1, 2020

  • Inspection tags are pasted on Fire hose reels and Fire Extinguishers.
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October, 2020

Oct 31, 2020

  • SOP version 2 (Return to Campus - COVID19) was communicated to the SSE Community.

Oct 29, 2020

  • A monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted.

Oct 28, 2020

  • Emergency spills kits, Full face filter masks, chemical resistant suits are issued to Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, Biology, and Physics departments.

Oct 27, 2020

  • Safety bulletin on topic "Ultraviolet Light" is shared with the SSE Community.

Oct 26, 2020

  • The compressed gas cylinder storage area is completed and all compressed gas cylinders are starting to shift in this storage area.

Oct 22, 2020

  • Safety training on "Hazardous Spill Response" is conducted by the safety office on oct 21/22 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM on Microsoft Teams.

Oct 22, 2020

  • Emergency Break Glass (button) is re-located to an approved height of 4 feet(from the ground) for easy access.

Oct 21, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 25, a monthly Fire hose reel inspection is conducted by F&E and Safety office.
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Oct 15, 2020

  • Serology tests are conducted in LUMS for everyone including the SSE community.

Oct 9, 2020

  • In compliance with NFPA 10, a monthly Fire Extinguishers inspection is conducted by Safety Office.

Oct 7, 2020

  • A Medical Treatment Case(MTC) incident occurred in Physics Annex (outside SSE building).
August, 2020

Aug 28, 2020

  • A monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted

Aug 27, 2020

  • A new pH plant sheet is introduced and will be in practice from Sep 1, 2020, onwards.
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Aug 27, 2020

  • A new pH plant sheet is introduced and will be in practice from Sep 1, 2020, onwards.

Aug 25, 2020

  • The fume hood in the central lab (photolithography room) is inspected and its face velocity is complying with the standard.

Aug 17, 2020

  • Fume hoods inspection is conducted in the Biology/Chemistry & Chemical Engineering departments. All face velocities are complying with the standard.

Aug 13, 2020

  • F&E will be performing a Fire alarm maintenance activity on the coming Monday(17.8.2020). False alarms may occur during this activity, so please do not leave the building until it’s a real fire scenario.

Aug 13, 2020

  • A movable Biowaste trolley is issued to the Bio department. All bio-waste will be collected from various biowaste bins and will be transferred into this biowaste trolley. All waste from this trolley will then be transferred to the pH plant.

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Aug 5, 2020

  • Lithium battery safety procedure is uploaded on Safety Documents Directory.

Aug 5, 2020

  • All fume hoods with non-compliant face velocities are tagged with a "Do not use" sign.

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July, 2020

July 30, 2020

  • A monthly SSE OHS Committee meeting is conducted.