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Employee Handbook Section Eleven: SAFETY & SECURITY


The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires that the College maintain a safe place to work. The College believes this law is designed to protect our employees and is committed to carrying it out.

Employees are urged to assist by observing and reporting any unsafe conditions wherever they exist to their supervisor, or the Co-Directors of Human Resources and Risk Management. It must be understood that any employee who fails to follow safety rules may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.

Risk Management

The College provides workers' compensation, unemployment compensation, general liability, property, automobile and casualty insurance to employees in the course of their work. The Co-Directors of Human Resources also serve as the Co-Directors of Risk Management. Contact the Human Resources and Risk Management Office if you desire information regarding these coverages.

Fire Prevention

The elimination of fire hazards protects, among other things, the personal safety of all employees, College property, and valuable records. Extreme caution must be exercised at all times to avoid causing a fire. To assist in fire prevention, each employee should become familiar with the location and operation of the fire extinguishers that are provided in his/her work areas. Fire hazards should be reported and eliminated at once.

First Aid

In spite of precautions, accidents do happen. Emergency first-aid supplies and assistance are available in the College's Health Center or through the Department of Public Safety. Work-related accidents must be reported immediately to the Human Resources and Risk Management Office at extension 6202.


We take pride in the cleanliness and neatness of our facilities and the College strives to provide modern facilities demanded by our activity. Each employee is expected to turn off all lights and equipment in his/her immediate area at closing time and leave the work area in an orderly manner.

Use of College Equipment

The use of College equipment is restricted to authorized personnel. Use is further restricted to the premises during regular working hours or periods of authorized overtime. Any removal of equipment from the premises must be with prior authorization.

Borrowing Privileges of College-Owned and Rented Motor Vehicles

There will be times when members of the campus community will request the use of a College-owned or rented motor vehicle to complete their employment, curricular or extra-curricular activities. Use of such vehicles will be granted when the College has established an acceptable driving record for the driver. Motor vehicle reports compile all driving information including license issue date, restrictions, accidents, violations, and suspensions. For more information, please visit the Human Resources and Risk Management Office website to read the Fleet Operations Safety Policy.


The College permits selected employees to have keys to the buildings and to offices. College keys may be obtained from the College Locksmith with written approval. All keys must be returned to the Human Resources and Risk Management Office upon termination of employment.

It is the responsibility of all employees to ensure doors are locked when they leave their building at the end of the working day. Under no circumstances is it permissible to duplicate an access key or transfer a key to another person. A violation of this rule can be cause for dismissal. Loss of any key should be reported at once to the Human Resources and Risk Management Office.