Workplace Safety

The University is committed to maximizing workplace safety, providing instructions covering safe working procedures, and making available special equipment to protect employees against known hazards.

Employees are required to carry out all safety requirements applicable to their positions, to adopt safety as the guiding principle and first priority in their work, and to practice safety at all times in the workplace. This includes using all safety equipment provided by the University and inspecting the safety equipment to be sure that it is in good working order. Employees are also required to assist the University in detecting and eliminating unsafe conditions or acts by immediately reporting them to their supervisors.

Employees in certain positions may be required to attend safety meetings or safety-training sessions as part of their job responsibilities and to demonstrate that they can perform certain job duties in a safe manner. Employees who violate safety rules may be subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment.