Paderborn University has an occupational health and safety management system that was put into effect by the university management team and applies throughout the university as an obligatory work instruction. Information on occupational health & safety and environmental protection at Paderborn University is available here. Division 5.3 is responsible for this.
Occupational health & safety
The occupational health and safety officers in Division 5.3 advise and support the university management, as well as all other managers in all matters relating to occupational health and safety, accident prevention and designing ergonomic and user-friendly workspaces. They also provide staff members with advice on matters regarding ergonomics at the workplace and in selecting personal protective gear. This is procured centrally and available for collection from the ZSL building.
Occupational health management
To ensure a holistic approach to occupational health management, the “Healthy University” working group was set up to implement health-promoting living and working conditions at Paderborn University. For all employees, the annual “Health Passport” summarises the health promotion measures, programmes, courses and services.
Chemicals and waste
Chemicals are purchased centrally and can be picked up from the chemical disbursement area. Hazardous waste is disposed of via the Central Hazardous Material Storage Facility (ZSL building).
Chemicals disbursement times: Mon. - Fri. 10 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 3 p.m.
Special/hazardous waste disposal times: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 11 a.m. and 2 - 3 p.m.
University Medical Officer
The University Medical Officer advises the university management, as well as all other managers in all matters relating to occupational health and safety, accident prevention and designing ergonomic and user-friendly workspaces. They are a source of advice for all staff members in these matters and also perform occupational health examinations.
You can make an appointment by contacting Ms Lisa Seeland (e-mail: lisa.seeland(at)dekra(dot)com) at DEKRA Automobil GmbH on 0231 9954-125.
Fire protection and prevention
The current Fire Safety Regulations are published in Official Bulletin No. 170.14 in German and English. The printed version of the Fire Safety Regulations Part B and Part A (posters – laminated) can be ordered via Division 5.3.
Employees of Paderborn University are insured with the Unfallkasse Nordrhein-Westfalen statutory accident insurance provider. The relevant HR representative in the Human Resources Department must be immediately informed of any accidents/accident reports.