Our school has had many health and safety promotion experiences under the operation of the safety and health committees and the administrative organization in charge of school affairs. For example, to ensure proper care of campus environment and health of teachers and students, several committees such as environmental protection committee, safety and health committee, catering advisory committee, ISO14001 environmental management system promotion committee, gender equity education committee and traffic safety education committee have been established since 1996 to sufficiently promote affairs involving campus health and safety. The primary subjects include:
In October 2005, Neihu, Tungshih, Alishan, and Fengbin communities in Taiwan were approved by the WHO Collaborating Centre on Community Safety Promotion and become one of the world safe community members. Starting then, the enhancement of health and safety has extensively gained weight among communities and schools and has also inspired Tamkang University in achieving the goal of advancing towards a safe school. In January 2006, the Taiwanese Community Safety Promotion Center was officially put into operation to assist and facilitate the implementation of community safety and school safety projects. In the same year, to respond to the School Safety Promotion Pioneering Project of the Bureau of Health Promotion, Executive Yuan, that advocates the promotion of school safety, “traffic safety” was agreed after the administrative meeting as the core of school safety development. The “Guidance on Establishing Tamkang University Traffic Safety Education Committee” was announced on Jan 10th under which the “Tamkang University Traffic Safety Education Committee” was established. The committee was chaired by the Vice President for Administrative Affairs who is responsible for reviewing, supervising, executing and discussing issues involving traffic safety education and the school safety promotion mechanism was officially initiated.
To adapt to the international trend and current demands, Tamkang University has been trying to systematically integrate school safety promotion projects since 2008. The “Guidelines for Establishing Tamkang University School Health and Safety Task Promotion Team” was stipulated and announced for the purpose of creating a health and safety oriented campus environment and upgrading the overall campus safety as well as the physical and mental health condition of teachers and students. Additional task promotion teams were also established under the guidelines and were chaired by the highest command in school that is responsible for integrating the function of all departments. All task promotion teams convened on May 29th to continually facilitate the implementation of health and safety issues. The primary job contents of the task promotion teams are as follows: