Jubail Industrial College (JIC) is fully committed to ensure, maintain, and sustain a healthy and safe workplace for its faculty, staff, students, trainees, and visitors.
JIC College council (CC) has the endmost responsibility for the college OHS performance. CC is committed to providing support, direction, and resources to ensure that the college meets its commitments to Occupational Health & Safety.
Safety is first and everyone's responsibility. JIC encourages line managers (Managing Director, College Deputies, and Heads of departments) to promote safe and healthy working environments and conditions that help in the prevention of any work-related injury and illness. This includes the implementation of effective processes, procedures, and technologies to minimize and/or eliminate any work hazards.
All faculty, staff members, and students are responsible for adhering to JIC-OHS policies and procedures and they must safely complete their work and report any work hazards, accidents, or incidents to their direct supervisors (HODs and/or teachers).
JIC Safety Procedures
4.1 General Labs and Workshops Safety Procedures
- The identity for all hazardous chemicals and their appropriate hazard warning shall be labeled.
- All incompatible chemicals shall be segregated and stored properly by hazard class. The storage of the chemicals shall not be done alphabetically unless compatible.
- Flammable liquids shall be properly stored in a special cabinet for flammable material. The cabinet door shall be kept locked when not in use. The acids shall be stored in a dedicated cabinet while highly toxic or controlled material shall be locked in a special cabinet designed for that material.
- Chemical fume hoods shall not be used for the storage of chemicals.
- Proper air conditioning and ventilation systems shall be provided for the chemical storage room.
- First aid supplies, fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, emergency phone numbers, eyewash, and emergency shower equipment, and spill cleanup supplies shall be made readily available and all the personnel using chemical store shall be trained to use them.
- If any gas cylinder is required to be used in the chemical store, it shall be chained properly and used with special care.
- All the chemicals in the store shall be kept away from heat and direct sunlight.
- Safety Data Sheet (SDS) must be available for every hazardous chemical in your workplace. SDSs shall be provided by the manufacturer or distributor of chemicals purchased at the time of delivery. SDS must be reviewed before using chemicals.
- The inspection for the chemical storage room shall be conducted monthly by the safety coordinator as per the inspection form provided in
4.3 Emergency Preparedness for Students, Faculty. Staff, Trainees, and Visitors
To be well prepared against emergencies such as fire, hazardous material (biological, chemical, and radioactive materials) spills, personnel contamination, high voltage transients, or power failures that can occur in laboratories and workshops, all staff members and students shall strictly follow the below procedures.
4.3.1. Fire Prevention
- Identify the location of alarms and extinguishers. Know how to use them.
- Know the location of the fire blanket and how to use it.
- Leave fire doors closed at all times.
- Clear obstructed corridors, aisles, and room emergency exits.
- Only grounded electrical plugs shall be used. Use of the extension cords and multiple outlets shall be limited.
- Do not use mechanical rooms or utility rooms for storage.
- Do not smoke in college buildings.
4.3.2. Emergency preparedness in Labs
- Enforce a clean and safe work environment.
- Post lab safety procedures in the labs.
- Maintain inventory, label chemicals, and separate incompatibles.
- Provide proper signs and instructions on cabinets and storage containing flammable materials.
- Access to the fire extinguisher, eye washer, showers, and emergency telephone shall be provided noticeably without obstructions.
- Maintain records of Safety Data Sheets.
- Inspect emergency power options.
- Avoid high storage of heavy items.
- The cabinet door shall be latched properly.
- Equipment and furniture in labs shall be fixed properly.
- Machine Guards and Interlocks shall work properly.
- Chain compressed gas cylinders.
- Mobile carts shall not be used to store hazardous materials.
- Arrange proper disposal of chemical waste.
- Emergency exit shall be visible and without any obstruction.
- The first aid kit shall be maintained in a dedicated cabinet including all essential medicines, bandages, sterilized cotton, and antiseptics with proper expiry dates.
- Safety signs and high voltage signs shall be properly displayed in the lab.
4.3.3. Emergency Communication
Depending on what is appropriate for the situation, information about emergency contact numbers shall available within the labs.
- Ambulance Service (997)
- Civil Defense (998)
- Police (999)
- JIC Clinic (2524)
- Main gate Security (2195)
- West gate Security (2190)
- RC Industrial Security Operations (0133417777)
- JIC control room (3402176/2006)
- Safety Coordinator.
- Chairman office.
4.4 What to do when an emergency occurs?
- Call Civil Defense (998)
- Activate the nearest alarm.
- Check the doors for heat. If the door is cool, exit carefully. If the door is hot, do not open the door. Stay where you are.
- In case you see smoke, crouch near the floor as you exit.
- In case you see fire, confine it by closing doors and windows.
- Small fire shall be extinguished using fire extinguishers if it is safe to do so.
- PULL the Pin, AIM at the base of the fire.
- SQUEEZE the nozzle, SWEEP back and forth.
- In case of evacuation during a fire incident, never use the elevator.
- Go outdoors to the Emergency Assembly Point (EAP).
4.4.2. Hazardous Material Spill
MINOR release in the lab
- Use eyewash, rinse, or shower as required.
- Move persons immediately in a safe area if necessary.
- Clean spill if you have suitable training.
- Wear proper protective equipment.
- Use the appropriate kit to contain, neutralize and absorb the spill.
- Collect, containerize and label waste.
- For the removal of chemical waste, contact the safety coordinator immediately.
MAJOR release in the lab
- Assist injured persons.
- Isolate contaminated persons immediately.
- Close doors or restrict access to the spill site.
- Alert Safety Coordinator and Department Chairman.
- Follow evacuation instructions precisely.
- Call Royal Commission Industrial Security Department to report the spill.
4.4.3 Accidents and Incidents
- Call Lab Safety Coordinator immediately for further action.
- Administer first aid if you are trained to do so.
- Fill the incident report form in
Appendix E to report the incident.