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King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Environment, Health and Safety Department
  1. It is the University's policy to ensure, as is reasonably practicable, the EHS and welfare of its faculty members, staff, students, families, and visitors to its premises. In doing so, it should comply fully with all EHS and welfare legislation and associated approved codes of practice nationally and internationally. It will apply the principles set out in the code of best practice for University EHS.
  2. KFUPM is committed to the following EHS elements:
  1. Leadership and accountabilities:
  • Create a holistic understanding in KFUPM Community about the significant role       EHS plays in their environment.
  • Encouraging senior officers of the University, managers and employees to set a high standard of EHS by leading by example in order that students and other visitors to the University will accept good EHS practice as normal
  • The continuous development of the EHS management system, in order to reduce the risks of injuries and ill health and minimize potential losses and liabilities.
  1. Safe Operations
  • Ensuring that University premises and any plant and substances used are safe and without risks to the faculty members, staff, students and the public.
  • Establishing and maintaining safe working procedures for the faculty members, staff and students, and encouraging EHS as an integral part of behavior by all within the University's environment.
  1. Contracts, Suppliers, and Others:
  • Co-operating in EHS matters with other contractors and chartered offices located on University premises.
  • Ensuring safe work cultures within the contractors and sub-contractors.
  1. Community Awareness and Off-the Job Safety:
  • Giving consideration to people with disabilities that may affect their movement and of EHS information.
  • Developing and maintaining a positive and proactive EHS culture.
  • Establishing and maintaining safe working procedures for the faculty members, staff and students, and encouraging EHS as an integral part of behavior by all within the University's environment.
  1. Continuous Improvement:
  • The University EHS Guides, Safety Notes and Good Practice Guides, available on the EHS Department web site, represent the performance standard that must be followed. This guidance is reviewed regularly by The EHS Department and updated in the light of new legislation and developments in best practices.
  1. Training: Ensuring that the faculty members, staff, students, and others who work at the University are provided with needed information, training and supervision to enable the mto participate in making their work environment a safe one; thus their understanding of the impact of their work and behavior on EHS is needed.
  2. Risk Assessment:
  • Identifying hazards, assessing risks within the university campus by framing new committees (example: Process Hazard Analysis Committee), covering all laboratories and academic buildings.
  • Providing Safety guidelines, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Standard Maintenance Procedures (SMP) to critical equipment such as chillers, cooling towers, steam boilers, in water treatment plants.
  1. Incident investigation:
  • Carrying out root-cause-analysis of all incidents within the University campus to find the cause of the accident and provide proper guidelines to avoid any future catastrophe.
  1. Emergency response:
  • Establishing emergency response procedures for every equipment and machine (maintenance dept.) in case of shutdown for proper safety of working staff.
  • Ensuring laboratories, academic building, auditoriums are fully equipped with emergency action plans.