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Equipment Safety

Policy No.: 8-7 This policy applies to:
Policy Name: Equipment Safety

Non-exempt staff
Effective Date: 08/01/04  

Exempt staff



Equipment essential in accomplishing job duties is expensive and may be difficult to replace. When using property, employees are expected to exercise care, perform required maintenance, and follow all operating instructions, safety standards, and guidelines.


Notify your supervisor if any equipment, machines, or tools appear to be damaged, defective, or in need of repair. Prompt reporting of damages, defects, and the need for repairs could prevent deterioration of equipment and possible injury to employees or others. Your supervisor can answer any questions about an employee's responsibility for maintenance and care of equipment used on the job.

The improper, careless, negligent, destructive, or unsafe use or operation of equipment can result in disciplinary action.