Public Safety - Workplace Safety

Policy Statement

I. Policy

Safe working conditions are to be continually monitored by all employees to ensure safe, efficient working environments to safeguard employees.

The University will not knowingly permit unsafe conditions to exist, nor will it permit employees to indulge in unsafe acts. Violations of University rules and regulations will result in disciplinary action. The University believes that the safety of employees and physical property can best be ensured by a meaningful program that includes participation by all.

Since employees on the job are frequently more aware of unsafe conditions than anyone else, they are encouraged to make recommendations, suggestions, and criticisms of unsafe conditions to their immediate supervisors so that they may be addressed and remedied. Supervisors are responsible for the working conditions within their department and the University.

Supervisors should remain alert at all times to dangerous and unsafe conditions, so that they may recommend corrective actions, discipline employees who habitually create or indulge in unsafe practices, assess new or changed situations for inherent dangers, and follow up on employee suggestions for corrective action so that unsafe conditions are not instituted or permitted to exist.

II. Eligibility

This policy applies to all administrative, faculty, professional, and support staff employees.