|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2020|
The American College of Greece
PA-15: Workplace Health and Safety
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Office of Public Affairs
Does the institution have an occupational health and safety management system (OHSMS)?:
Does the system use a nationally or internationally recognized standard or guideline?:
The nationally or internationally recognized OHSMS standard or guideline used:
A brief description of the key components of the custom OHSMS:
Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health:
Full-time equivalent of employees:
Full-time equivalent of workers who are not employees, but whose work and/or workplace is controlled by the institution:
A brief description of the methodology used to track and calculate the number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health :
In case of work related accident and or/injury, the nurses notify the HR Department. The HR Department talks to the employee who might had an accident or suffered an injury and is
informed about the conditions of the accident. The Safety Engineer is also notified about the accident/injury. He contacts directly the employee for additional information and he visits the
location where the accident/injury took place to make an autopsy. He proposes corrective course of action to the College if an accident had to do with the College facilities and he records the
accident in Safety Engineer’s booklet.
Annual number of recordable incidents of work-related injury or ill health per 100 FTE employees:
Website URL where information about the occupational health and safety program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
There are no reportable incidents of work-related injury or ii health during the academic year 2019-2020.
In the context of the Greek labor law (law 3850, legal codes regarding the health and safety of employees) Employment Doctor and Safety Engineer services, are provided without any charge for faculty and staff. The Employment Doctor sees employees through scheduled appointments and examines them, in case of illness or prescribes medicine or medical exams, if necessary. The Employment Doctor maintains personal files with the medical history of all employees under strict confidentiality. The Safety Engineer tours the campus and makes proposals for safety around the campus, (the facilities and the offices or the classrooms) which are always implemented. He organizes workshops for all employees, which relate to health and safety on Campus and the reduction of professional danger regarding the individual job of employees. He supervises evacuation drills to ensure the readiness of the College to respond in case of evacuations because of fire, earthquake, etc.
Besides any national guidelines, ACG Health and Wellness Center promotes the health and work ability of employees, by focusing on primary prevention and education in workplace for preventable conditions that may affect the employees’ ability to maintain attendance or performance at work.
• ACG employs an ACG nurse with specialization in Occupational Health.
• Provides primary prevention by providing health education that promotes physical and mental health and informs healthcare decisions, prevents disease, and enhances school performance.
• Nurses attend training and courses in order to advance knowledge and learn about any new developments in their discipline.
• Nurses and Wellness Coordinator create health and wellness literature to offer guidance on how to make healthy lifestyle choices and realize the optimal physical, emotional and social wellness.
• Literature and Educational programming/ workshops and events and one-on-one counseling addresses topics such as healthy lifestyles, risk‐reducing behaviors, developmental needs, activities of daily living, and preventive self‐care
• Nurses provides first aid in order and immediate assistance for illness and/or injury to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
The ACG Health & Wellness Center has established a First Aid Protocol, striving to provide a safe, healthy and supportive environment for all students, faculty and staff. This protocol contains medical flow charts regarding the management of any illness/injuries on campus or outside the campus and contact information of the responsible administrators.
ACG has established an Infectious Disease Emergency Preparedness Plan to provide guidance to the administrative framework in following proactive guidelines that can minimize the impact of a viral outbreak as well as that of other major infectious diseases on the community of the College, its academic and business operations. The IDEP provides the basic structure and guidance to plan and coordinate, monitor and assess, prevent and control the College health systems response, communication, and public education in the event of an infectious disease outbreak.
An Operational Management Team has been appointed by the governing body of this IDEP Plan in order to oversee, coordinate and carry out the College’s response to the outbreak event. Members of this committee include representatives from the following departments of Pierce, Deree and Alba: Human Resources and Campus Services, Registrars, Student Affairs, Library, Athletics, Admissions, Study Abroad and International Students, Student Success Center, ACG Health and Wellness Center, Residence Assistants.
The general structure of the IDEP plan is a five stage model based on the extent of an infectious disease outbreak. The Plan describes five protocols of action and response:
Green- signifies everyday actions and procedures as followed in the absence of an infectious disease outbreak,
Yellow- signifies a heightened response to an outbreak of infectious disease,
Orange- presents the onset of emergency procedures after the outbreak reaches epidemic proportions and
Red- indicates the development of emergency procedures in the face of a pandemic level event.
Post Contingency- describes protocols implemented to ensure resumption of everyday activities.
The ACG organizes first aid workshops on Campus to promote employees first aid awareness and responsiveness to medical emergencies.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.