The institution takes reasonable steps to provide a healthy, safe, and secure environment for all members of the campus community.

Compliant


LSU at Alexandria strives to provide a safe and healthful working and learning environment for its students, faculty, staff and visitors. These efforts involve several administrative offices, academic departments, and university committees, and are reflected in a large number of policies, services, and programs. Information about services, programs, and policies is widely available.

The LSUA Safety Handbook [1] View 1: LSUA Safety Handbook contains safety rules for the campus and guidelines for dealing with various types of emergencies. It is available on the LSUA website. More detailed, subject-specific information is available in the University Occupational and Environmental Safety Program Manual [2] View 2: University Occupational and Environmental Safety Program Manual , also available on the LSUA website. Pertinent policies include the University Occupational and Environmental Safety Policy [3] View 3: University Occupational and Environmental Safety Policy , Policy Statement 214 [4] View 4: PS 214 - Environmental Health and Cleanliness in Teaching Facilities (Environmental Health and Cleanliness in Teaching Facilities), Policy Statement 224 [5] View 5: PS 224 - Sexual Harassment (Sexual Harassment), Policy Statement 227 [6] View 6: PS 227 - Illegal Use of Drugs or Alcohol Policy (Illegal Use of Drugs or Alcohol), Policy Statement 228 [7] View 7: PS 228 - Code of Student Conduct (Code of Student Conduct), and Policy Statement 247 [8] View 8: PS 247 - Sexual Assault (Sexual Assault). All policy statements are available on the LSUA website.

The LSUA Safety Committee [9] View 9: University Occupational and Environmental Safety Program Manual provides oversight of the health and safety programs for LSUA. This committee consists of representatives from faculty and staff and meets each semester to review safety policies and items of special concern. Improvements to lighting [10] View 10: Memo with Update on Campus Projects Including Outdoor Lighting 1/26/2004 on the campus grounds have been made recently and continue to be made in response to requests from students and employees. Students perceive LSUA to be a safe environment as indicated by responses on the ACT Student Opinion Survey [11] View 11: ACT Student Opinion Survey Results (safety related item) for the past few years.

LSUA Emergency Response Procedures [12] View 12: LSUA Emergency Response Procedures are posted campus-wide and on the LSUA website. Emergency Response Teams, including Registered Nurses, report to all accidents. First Aid kits are located in each building and a comprehensive First Aid Room is located near the Nursing department in Coughlin Hall.

The campus is actively patrolled by two LSUA Police Officers who are POST certified and a security guard. Additional patrols are provided by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Officers. Crime statistics are published in the Student Handbook [13] View 13: LSUA Student Handbook 2005 - 2006 and on the LSUA website. These statistics show that little crime occurs on the LSUA campus. On annual satisfaction surveys, LSUA students [14] View 14: Results of LSUA Annual Survey of Students - Spring 2005 , faculty [15] View 15: Results of LSUA Annual Survey of Faculty - Spring 2005 and staff [16] View 16: Results of LSUA Annual Survey of Staff - Spring 2005 indicate a high degree of satisfaction with the services of University Police.

Safety articles [17] View 17: Example of a Safety Article Distributed are distributed to all LSUA staff and faculty quarterly and receipt confirmed. Monthly safety meetings [18] View 18: Facilities Services Monthly Safety Meeting Example are held for staff in the Facilities Services department. Safety training is available for Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure, Sexual Harassment, Hazardous Waste Management, Driver Safety, Radiation Safety, Wastewater Treatment, and Boiler Machinery Safety.

The University maintains an excellent working relationship with all federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies, state and local fire and emergency services organizations, as well as state and local Emergency Preparedness offices. LSUA works in conjunction with Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. Emergency operations plans [19] View 19: Emergency Operations Special Needs Shelter Plan are documented and activated as local or national emergencies require. In addition, the State of Louisiana audits [20] View 20: Safety/State Loss Prevention Audit 2003 the safety operations of the University annually. This audit, the safety training, the active security patrols, and emergency preparedness ensure LSU at Alexandria takes reasonable steps to provide a healthy, safe, and secure environment.


Documentation
[1] LSUA Safety Handbook (114kb)
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[2] University Occupational and Environmental Safety Program Manual (3012kb)
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[3] University Occupational and Environmental Safety Policy (26kb)
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[4] PS 214 - Environmental Health and Cleanliness in Teaching Facilities (5kb)
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[5] PS 224 - Sexual Harassment (35kb)
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[6] PS 227 - Illegal Use of Drugs or Alcohol Policy (69kb)
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[7] PS 228 - Code of Student Conduct (105kb)
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[8] PS 247 - Sexual Assault (38kb)
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[9] University Occupational and Environmental Safety Program Manual, p. 41 (3012kb)
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[10] Memo with Update on Campus Projects Including Outdoor Lighting 1/26/2004 (31kb)
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[11] ACT Student Opinion Survey Results (safety related item) (657kb)
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[12] LSUA Emergency Response Procedures (139kb)
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[13] LSUA Student Handbook 2005 - 2006, p. 68 (995kb)
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[14] Results of LSUA Annual Survey of Students - Spring 2005, Item 82 (168kb)
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[15] Results of LSUA Annual Survey of Faculty - Spring 2005, Item 86 (193kb)
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[16] Results of LSUA Annual Survey of Staff - Spring 2005, Item 62 (112kb)
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[17] Example of a Safety Article Distributed (30kb)
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[18] Facilities Services Monthly Safety Meeting Example (34kb)
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[19] Emergency Operations Special Needs Shelter Plan (12kb)
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[20] Safety/State Loss Prevention Audit 2003 (117kb)
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