Reported Safety Concerns at Ohlone College - Safety Information

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Reported Safety Concerns
Date Reported Location Description Response
September 22, 2014

Building 1, 2nd Floor, north stair case landing. 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.

 
September 19, 2014 Newark

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

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 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 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.