In an effort to maintain occupational safety on the BYU–Hawaii ("university") campus, all university personnel likely to be exposed to dangerous materials or potentially hazardous equipment shall be trained on biological, machine and vehicle operation, environmental, and industrial safety precautions as necessary.
In cases of accident, persons involved should contact the Campus Safety & Security Office at (808) 675-3911.
Biological safety: preventing the undue exposure of university personnel against agents of disease, bacteria, and/or viruses.
Dangerous materials: including but not limited to asbestos fibers, chemicals, toxins, and radioactive materials.
Environmental safety: preventing the undue exposure of university personnel and visitors to environmental hazards, including but not limited to, infectious materials, and hazardous materials that could cause health or environmental problems because of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and/or toxicity as determined by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Hazardous equipment: including but not limited to chippers, electric saws, welders, boilers autoclaves, etc.
Occupational safety: preventing the undue exposure of university personnel and visitors to occupational hazards, including but not limited to, asbestos, radioactive material, physically damaging noise, potentially explosive materials, and confined spaces as determined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards.
University personnel: faculty, staff, and students.
This policy replaces policy no. XIII.B dated 5/6/2002.
4. RELATED POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Executive Sponsor: Operations Vice President
Approved by President’s Council:1/06/2014
Full revision history maintained by Human Resources.