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University policy regarding occupational safety and health

  1. The university is committed to an employee safety and health program that meets the guidelines established by the division of safety and hygiene of the state of Ohio.
  2. To prevent disabling injuries and illnesses originating on the job, the university will maintain a safety and health program conforming with the best practices of organizations of this type. To be successful such program must embody proper attitudes toward injury and illness prevention on the part of administrators, supervisors, and employees. It also requires cooperation among employees in all safety and health matters. Only through such a cooperative effort can a safety record in the best interest of all be established and preserved.
  3. The university accepts the responsibility for leadership of the safety and health program, for its effectiveness and improvement, and for providing the safeguards required to promote safe conditions.
  4. Supervisors are responsible for developing the proper attitude toward safety and health in themselves and in those they supervise and for overseeing that all operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel, including themselves.
  5. Employees are responsible for genuine adherence to all rules and regulations of the safety and health program, and for continuously practicing safety while performing their duties.
Policy Effective Date: 
Mar. 01, 2015
Policy Prior Effective Dates: 
11/4/1977, 8/24/1979, 6/1/2007