General Safety Rules

  • All employees are responsible for maintaining their work areas, tools, and equipment in a clean and safe condition.
  • Cleaning and safety issues that are not routine should be reported to the building safety officer and recorded on the hazard log.
  • All dress, attire, and personal grooming shall be consistent with the requirements and working conditions for the job.
  • Use of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required for all jobs.
  • Alcohol and drug use are strictly prohibited while on the job.
  • Abiding by posted and written traffic rules is required on the job.
  • Firearms are not allowed on the campus except for on-duty law enforcement personnel.
  • Observe and practice the safety procedures established for the job.
  • In case of sickness or injury, no matter how slight, report at once to your supervisor. In no case should an employee treat his own or someone else’s injuries or attempt to remove foreign particles from someone else’s eye.
  • In case of injury resulting in possible fracture to legs, back, or neck, or any accident resulting in an unconscious condition, or a severe head injury, the employee is not to be moved until authorized personnel have given medical attention.
  • Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry around machinery. It may catch on moving equipment and cause serious injury.
  • Never distract the attention of another person, as you might cause him or her to be injured. If necessary to get the attention of another person, wait until it can be done safely.
  • Where required, you must wear protective equipment, such as goggles, safety glasses, masks, gloves, hair nets, etc. that is appropriate for the task.
  • Safety equipment such as restraints, pull backs, and two-hand devices are designed for your protection. Be sure such equipment is adjusted for you.
  • Pile materials, skids, bins, boxes, or other equipment so as not to block aisles, exits, firefighting equipment, electric lighting or power panel, valves, etc. Fire doors and aisles must be kept clear.
  • Use compressed air only for the job for which it is intended. Do not clean your clothes with it and do not fool around with it.
  • Observe “No Smoking” regulations.
  • Shut down your machine before cleaning, repairing, or leaving it.
  • Only authorized personnel will operate tow motors and lift trucks. Walk type lift trucks will not be ridden and no one but the operator is permitted to ride the tow motors.
  • Do not exceed a speed that is unsafe for existing conditions.
  • Running and horseplay are strictly forbidden.
  • Do not block access to fire extinguishers.
  • Do not tamper with electric controls or switches.
  • Do not operate machines or equipment until you have been properly instructed and authorized to do so by your supervisor.
  • Do not engage in such other practices as may be inconsistent with ordinary and reasonable common sense safety rules.
  • Report any unsafe condition or acts to your supervisor.
  • Help to prevent accidents.
  • Use designated passages when moving from one place to another; never take hazardous shortcuts (i.e., between moving equipment or across roadways).
  • Lift properly — use your leg muscles, not your back muscles. For heavier loads, ask for assistance.
  • Do not adjust, clean, or oil moving equipment.
  • Keep machine guards in their intended places.
  • Do not throw objects.
  • Clean up spilled liquid, oil, or grease immediately.
  • Wear hard-sole shoes and appropriate clothing (i.e. shorts, mini dresses, and flip flops are not permitted).
  • Place trash and paper in proper containers and not in cans provided for cigarette butts.
  • Attendance at quarterly safety meetings is mandatory.
  • Accidents are to be reported immediately to the building safety officer, campus security, and/or the campus safety coordinator.