Classroom Safety

Stanly Community College is an equal opportunity educational institution and employer. The College does not practice or condone discrimination in any form against students, employees, or applicants on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, or disability consistent with the Assurance of Compliance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1992.


  Executive Leadership Team 01-01-1970
  ICORE 01-01-1970

The teaching of the proper attitude toward safety is the responsibility of every instructor at SCC. The instructor’s habits and attitude toward safety have a great influence on the habits and attitudes formulated by the students. It is extremely important that the following safety regulations be utilized by all instructors:

1.            Safety rules and regulations are to be posted on laboratory and shop bulletin boards.

2.            The proper procedures for the use of dangerous equipment should be demonstrated by the instructor. Hazards should always be pointed out in advance. This aspect of safety training is to be utilized prior to any                 student being allowed to use equipment and machinery.

3.            The instructor must always be present in shops and laboratories when machinery or equipment is being used by students. In the event the instructor must leave the area, another instructor should be placed in charge.

4.            Jewelry or loose clothing should not be worn when operating moving equipment. If neckties are worn, they should be of the bow or breakaway type.

5.            Unauthorized students are prohibited from using equipment and machinery.

6.            North Carolina law requires that eye protective devices be worn by students, instructors, and visitors to the instructional area where any of the following activities are conducted:

a. Working with hot solids, liquids, or molten metals

b. Milling, sawing, turning, shaping, cutting, or stamping of solid materials

c. Heat treating, tempering, or kiln firing of any metal or other material

d. Welding of any type

e. Hazardous servicing of any vehicle

f. Using caustic or explosive chemicals or materials

7.            First aid is to be given by a qualified person in the event of minor accidents. Serious accidents should be treated in the emergency room of the local hospital. All accidents are to be reported using Workers Compensation Accident/Injury forms, which are available from the Human Resources Coordinator or the switchboard.

8.            Any visitor to a shop or laboratory must be accompanied by a staff member.