Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety

Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety

  • Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety - AIDS and HIV Education Policy

    AIDS AND HIV EDUCATION POLICY

    AIDS AND HIV EDUCATION POLICY

    Education

    The College supports education about HIV and AIDS as the most effective means of combating this disease. All employees and students will be strongly encouraged to participate in AIDS educational efforts, and the time for such participation will be provided. 

    PROTECTION OF RIGHTS

    HIV positive employees or students will be handled in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibits discrimination against disabled individuals. The Justice Department [1075.c-ct. 1123 (1987)] ruled that Section 504 covers all people infected with the HIV, including asymptomatic carriers.

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    Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety - Drug-Free Schools and Communities and Drug-Free Workplace Acts

    CARROLL COMMUNITY COLLEGE DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT AND DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE ACTS

    Policy Notification to Students, Faculty, and Staff

    Carroll Community College is concerned about the adverse effects that drugs and alcohol can have upon society, families and education. To that end, Carroll Community College is committed to establishing and promoting a campus environment free from the use and abuse of illegal drugs and alcohol. The College can accomplish a drug-free campus through the distribution of a policy statement, development of awareness and educational programs, and the establishment of a counseling and referral program for campus members. 

    Carroll Community College subscribes to the Network of Drug-Free Colleges and Universities Statement of Standards (1988) which states, “American society is harmed in many ways by alcohol abuse and drug-use – decreased productivity, serious health problems, breakdown of the family structure, and strained societal resources. Problems of abuse have a pervasive impact upon many segments of society—all socioeconomic groups, all age levels and even the unborn. Education and learning are especially impaired by drug use and alcohol abuse. Abuse among college students inhibits their educational development and is a growing concern among our nation’s institutions of higher education.”

    As an institution concerned with drug use and alcohol abuse and as an institution receiving federal funds, Carroll Community College has established a drug and alcohol policy and will enforce and support both the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. These laws require the College to notify campus members about such items as policies, legal and disciplinary sanctions, health risks, and available sources for counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation.

    Carroll Community College’s substance use policy declares that the College will not tolerate the manufacture, possession, use, distribution, dispensation, or sale of controlled, dangerous substances, illegal drugs of any kind, or associated paraphernalia on any of its locations, within any of its facilities or vehicles, or any College-sponsored or supervised activity on or off campus. Students, faculty, or staff who violate this policy may be suspended and subject to dismissal, criminal prosecution under local, state, or federal law and/or participation in a drug education/rehabilitation program. Irresponsible or illegal use or distribution of alcohol will be subject to penalties set forth in individual campus policy. 

    The usual penalty for drug distribution, manufacture, and dispensing will be dismissal, while use or possession may incur a lesser penalty, to include successful completion of an approved drug education/counseling component. Punishment could be up to 30 years in jail or a $250,000 fine, or both, under federal law for manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or possession of a controlled, dangerous substance is punishable by a prison sentence up to 20 years or a fine up to $25,000, or both. Under the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, should an employee be convicted of a criminal drug statute violation occurring in the workplace, it is that employee’s obligation to notify the appropriate vice president no later than five (5) days after such conviction. While it could be assumed because of the size and organizational structure of the College, that the College administration may be aware of the conviction, it does not relieve the employer of his/her responsibility to notify the appropriate federal agency within ten (10) days after the receipt of such notice from the employee. Within 30 days of receipt, it is the College’s responsibility to take the appropriate personnel action.

    The College provides referral and resource services for anyone confronted with a problem of drug and/or alcohol abuse. If you suspect that you, a colleague, or a friend might be experiencing drug or alcohol-related problems, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate College office (Human Resources, Counseling, or Student Life) or the Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate, 410-386-8412.

    As required by the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 and as a condition of employment and enrollment at Carroll Community College, each student, faculty, and staff member is required to abide by the terms of this policy.

    Carroll Community College will continue to make a good faith effort to maintain a pleasant working and learning environment. We ask that you do your part to help make our campus drug free.

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    Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety - Fire Evacuation Procedures

    FIRE EVACUATION PROCEDURES: 

    In the event of fire or other life-threatening emergency, pull the fire alarm immediately to notify occupants, and promptly exit the building using the established evacuation route or evacuation maps that are located in all classrooms and all bulletin boards throughout the College. As quickly as possible after safely exiting the building, notify a member of the administration staff or security to inform them of the location and type of emergency by dialing 410-386-8123.

    When the fire alarm sounds

    All faculty, staff, and students must exit the building immediately. All alarms should be acknowledged as an emergency situation requiring the immediate evacuation of the building. Walk--do not run--to the nearest exit and assemble at the assembly points on the evacuation maps. Remain at least 200 feet beyond all buildings. For a bomb threat, remain at least 500 feet from all buildings.

    Handicapped persons

    It will be the responsibility of the instructor, in the case of a student, and office staff, in the case of an employee, to ensure handicapped persons are transported to safety. Individuals confined to a wheelchair, who are located on the second or third floor during a fire emergency, should be escorted to the nearest stairwell signed “Stair Area of Rescue Assistance.”

    Note: Stairwells are “safe havens” and all handicapped persons who cannot safely take the stairs should be escorted in the nearest stairwell until emergency personnel arrive. The individual escorting this person should then exit the building and report the location of any handicapped person(s) to an administrator or security. The administrator or security officer will report the location of any handicapped person(s) to emergency personnel immediately upon their arrival. In the event the handicapped person is in imminent danger, the instructor or staff person shall seek assistance to have the individual removed from the area and taken to safety. Please remember that stair wells indicated as “safe havens” are protected by fire rated doors and are deemed to be extremely safe by Life Safety Code standards. A handicapped person should not be moved or carried unless imminent danger is evident.

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    Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety - Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Policy and Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct Reporting, Investigation, Decision, Sanctions, and Appeal Policy

    Policies - Section Eleven: - Health and Safety - Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

    SMOKE AND TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS POLICY

    Carroll Community College is a smoke and tobacco-free environment. Smoking, vaping, and/or tobacco use is prohibited in College-owned or leased buildings and off-campus sites operated by the College; all College property including parking lots, athletic fields, and amphitheater; and College-owned vehicles. Tobacco and smoking products restricted from use include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, bidi, clove cigarettes, dip, chew, snuff, snus, and electronic cigarettes.

    Policy approved by the Board of Trustees of Carroll Community College on September 17, 2008 and effective as of January 2, 2009.
    Revised November 6, 2012

    Enforcement of Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

    The College Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Policy relies on the thoughtfulness, consideration, and cooperation of tobacco users and non-tobacco users for its success. It is the responsibility of the College community, as well as visitors to the college, to observe the policy and to not use tobacco and smoking products on campus.

    Employees

    Employees who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be issued a written warning for violating the policy and provided with an information card regarding the policy and options for assistance. In addition, a copy of the violation will be provided to the employee’s supervisor and to the Director of Human Resources to determine the proper action to take with respect to the college’s Employee Handbook.

    Students

    Students who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be advised of the policy, provided with an information card regarding the policy and options for assistance, and requested to comply with the policy. If a student refuses to comply upon request, the student will be issued a written warning from Security and asked to leave College property. The written warning of the incident will be provided to the Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate. The Integrity and Judicial Affairs Advocate will review the violation and determine the proper action to take with respect to the College’s Code of Integrity for Academic and Behavioral Standards which outlines the Standards of Student Conduct. If a student refuses to comply or leave, Security will contact local law enforcement to assist in removing the student from College property.

    Visitors

    Visitors to the College who fail to comply with the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy will be provided by Security with an information card regarding the policy and options for assistance and asked to comply with the policy. If a visitor refuses to comply upon request of Security, the visitor will be issued a written warning from Security and asked to leave College property. If a visitor refuses to comply or leave, Security will contact local law enforcement to assist in removing the visitor from College property.

    Reporting Violations

    College Security, as a part of their normal responsibilities, will provide enforcement support for the College’s Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus policy by informing individuals of the policy and proper compliance; by reporting violations when an individual refuses to comply with the policy; and by responding appropriately when called to a situation that may warrant their added involvement. Individuals who observe violations of this policy may contact Campus Security via the Information Center at 410-386-8000 (dial “0” from a campus phone).

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