POLICY NUMBER: VI D
SUBJECT: SAFETY COMPLIANCE
APPLIES TO: FACULTY AND STAFF
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 1993
REVISED FROM: February 17, 1990
It is the policy of Murray State University to provide a safe working environment for all employees.
1. Management Responsibility
a. When an unsafe condition is observed, the supervisor must promptly make an investigation. If the supervisor finds that an unsafe condition exists, he/she is to recommend that corrective measures be taken.
b. Supervisors must instruct workers in their area of the laws, rules, and regulations referred to in this section.
2. Employee Responsibility
a. Every employee should take an active role in insuring a safe working environment.
b. An employee shall report unsafe conditions to his/her supervisor immediately so that corrective measures may be taken.
c. No employee shall knowingly or negligently violate these laws or regulations.
3. Employee Rights
When the supervisor does not take appropriate action to correct the unsafe condition, the employee should contact the Director of Human Resources. Retaliation against the employee for this action will not be tolerated.
4. Compliance with the Law
a. Compliance with Murray State University, federal, and state of Kentucky safety and environmental health laws, rules, and regulations is a condition of employment for all employees.
b. An employee may be issued safety equipment to be used in performing certain jobs. The employee is required to properly use this safety equipment when it is provided.
c. Equipment must be used as directed by the federal government and/or the state of Kentucky.
5. Disciplinary Action Including Termination
An employee who fails to use designated safety equipment when performing his/her job or who causes unsafe working conditions for his/her fellow employees may incur disciplinary action or discharge.