Reported Safety Concerns at Ohlone College - Safety Information

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Reported Safety Concerns
Date Reported Location Description Response
December 4, 2014 North Campus Parking Lot, Fremont Campus The north end of the Fremont Campus has no lights around 6:00pm. December 4, 2014 - The lights are in the process of being repaired. They will be turned on 24 hours a day until the controls are repaired.
November 25, 2014 Room 4202, Fremont campus Please be aware that some sort of piping has been installed on the floor in Room 4202. These present a clear tripping hazard for students.

December 4, 2014 - The piping cannot be removed as it needs to stay installed as is. A signage has been posted noting construction is in progress.

November 26, 2014 - Facilities is looking into this.

November 16, 2014 Parking Lot P, Fremont campus A large hole on the ground that's big enough that it could be a tripping hazard.

December 1, 2014 - The large hole on the ground has been fixed/filled.

November 25, 2014 - Facilities is looking into this.

November 3, 2014 Building 1, Fremont campus This is to report a foul smell all over the 1st floor. Making some people nauseous.

November 3, 2014 - There were several offices on the first floor that had some water damage from the rain. The only way to dry the offices is by using fans. We are hoping that it won’t take long for these areas to dry up quickly.

November 4, 2014 Update - Custodians are cleaning the carpets this morning. So the blowers will be on to dry the area. But the smell should be better than yesterday.

October 16, 2014 Rooms 6202 and 6203, Building 6, second floor, Fremont campus

In 6202, flashing fire alarms were delayed in working…did not go off right away.

In 6203, there are two light flashing fire alarms are not working.

October 15, 2014 - Are there still Building Monitors? I noticed that the list under "Emergency, Evacuation, and Safety Procedures" is dated 2008. November 4, 2014 - Unfortunately, the list is outdated and it will be reviewed as soon as possible. In the meantime, please visit the Safety Committee website to view the names of the Safety Committee members.
October 15, 2014 Evacuation instructions on the Campus Police/Safety and Security website Are the evacuation instructions current and are they only for the Fremont campus?

October 17, 2014 - We have updated the new evacuation routes and gathering areas are updated in several locations of the website. We will update it on the Campus Police/Safety and Security as well.

September 22, 2014

Building 1, 2nd Floor, north stair case landing, Fremont campus. Near the stair case door next to the HR office.

Plastic grey strip is ripped in the center. A foot can easily catch on the large tear and could cause someone to fall forward.

October 2, 2014 - The old plastic grey strip has been taken out and we are working on getting a new one installed.
September 19, 2014 Newark campus

Floor outlets at Newark are still a huge workplace hazard. 

I have complained about this a few times before, and I am aware that the outlets have been improved and now sit flush to the ground when closed. However, they are often left unclosed and present a major tripping hazard when open. I’ve tripped over them many times myself (sometimes bruising myself in the process) and just yesterday a student tripped over one in the Newark library and practically fell onto my lap. Anyone who teaches at Newark sees students and faculty tripping over these outlets on a daily or weekly basis.

Today Newark hosted a huge consortium and I was horrified to see the Principal of Newark Adult School trip over one of these outlets. I jumped up to help her close the outlet because closing these outlets is not intuitive. In fact, some of the outlets are actually impossible for anyone of normal strength to close and open. I cannot open the one in NC2318 despite applying considerable pressure. 

September 19, 2014 - District is looking into this issue.
September 10, 2014

The top of the stairs leading up to the common area outside Building 1, Fremont campus.

There are roughly 5 or 6 shotgun shell casings in the grass. The concern is "How did they get there?" They are empty, but do not appear to have been fired. Regardless, these items should not be on campus.

September 10, 2014 - Some concern has been expressed by faculty, staff, and students due to expended rifle and pistol cartridges and expended shotgun shells being found on the upper campus on the Fremont campus. A police training exercise for “Active Shooter Response” was conducted by the Fremont Police Department on August 11th and 15th. The training involved participants firing “training blanks” from rifles, pistols, and shotguns. The Fremont Police Department swept the areas to pick expended brass and shotgun shells. Unfortunately, they did not pick up all of the expended brass and shotgun shells as some have been found by faculty, staff, and students.

Please do not be alarmed if you locate any expended brass or shotgun shells. Contact Campus Police and an officer will respond to collect the brass or shells. There have been no incidents of any persons discharging any type of weapon on or about the Fremont or Newark campus at any time.

-Steve Osawa

August 26, 2014 Parking Lot U, Fremont campus Two of the lampposts in Lot U are not working - they're on the west side of the parking lot, and so the road that goes by Building 24 and Lot V is especially dark there (people walk along that road to get to Lot V). Can we replace the bulbs or fix the lampposts? August 28, 2014 - We are making a valiant attempt to get ALL the outdoor lights on both campuses working.
July 25, 2014 Parking Lot V, Fremont campus Drive way near building 24 needs to be swept daily due to construction debris. Also, the hedges running along the drive way bordering Lot V & Lot U need to be trimmed back at least 2 feet. The hedge is now over the asphalt taking up vehicle driving space and making it a challenge when a pedestrian walk along the drive way at the same time a vehicle is passing. A pedestrian comes really close to the passing vehicle and at times needs to completing move off the road when the driver does not wait for the pedestrian to pass through. It becomes awkward because the road is slanted and mixed with pebbles. August 27, 2014 - On behalf of the district’s Workplace Safety Committee, the concern expressed has been corrected. We will continue to be vigilant about keeping the area clear. Please see Resolved: Parking Lot V photo.