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Life Safety

Life Safety includes design, installation, maintenance, operation and repair of all life safety systems at Santa Clara University.

Automated External Defibillators

SCU has placed AEDs within minutes of any campus location and a growing number of SCU campus community members have been trained in CPR and AED use. When used in combination with CPR, a person's chance of surviving a cardiac event can be greatly increased. Everyone should know where the nearest AED is to their location. A map of all AED locations across campus is found in the link provided below. 

Although formal training is preferred, anyone can use an AED. The link below provides a summary of what to do if someone suddenly collapses, including a link to a video training simulation on how to use an AED.

Bloodborne Pathogens

SCU has established this program to prevent and/or minimize employee’s occupational exposure to blood and other potentially infectious materials. OSHA states that the hepatitis B Virus vaccination shall be offered to all employees who may be occupationally exposed to blood or other potentially infectious materials, unless the employee has a previous HBV vaccination or unless antibody testing has revealed the employee is immune. OSHA recommends those at risk be immunized against HBV.  

Universal Precaution 

SCU has adopted Universal Precautions an approach to infection control - all human blood and certain human body fluids are treated as if known to be infectious for HIV, HBV, and other bloodborne pathogens. If an exposure to blood or other potentially infectious materials (such as needle-sticks or sharp instrument injuries, splashes of blood to the skin, eyes, nose or mouth area, cuts with blood-contaminated objects, human bites or other direct physical contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials) should occur, immediately contact Campus Safety.

First Aid Kit

The EHS Department provides a limited number of first aid kits across the campus in select locations intended to support office, laboratory and shop locations.  SCU Campus Safety Services (CSS) is the primary medical responder and should be contacted at 408-554-4444 for all medical emergencies.  

First aid kits supplied by EHS are only intended to treat minor cuts and scrapes. Each first aid kit supplied by EHS is inspected and stocked on a quarterly basis per the instructions posted on the kit. A limited number of items include - two types of bandages, gauze pads and antibiotic ointment are stocked by EHS and identified in each kit. 

Please contact the Facilities Customer Support Desk at 408-554-4742 if re-stocking is needed in the interim. If a department wishes to provide additional supplies, they can do so on their own.  

If you have any questions regarding EHS supplied first aid kits, please contact 408-554-4742.