Workplace Safety Programs

To assist in providing a safe and healthful work environment for employees, students, and visitors, ASC has established a workplace safety program. This program is a top priority for ASC. Its success depends on the alertness and personal commitment of all.

ASC provides information to employees about workplace safety and health issues through regular internal communication channels such as supervisor-employee meetings, bulletin board postings, memos, or other written communications. A safety advisory committee, the Scottie Safety Committee, has been established to assist in these activities and to facilitate effective communication between employees and management about workplace safety and health issues.

Some of the best safety improvement ideas come from employees. Those with ideas, concerns, or suggestions for improved safety in the workplace are encouraged to raise them with their supervisor, or with another supervisor or manager, or bring them to the attention of the director of facilities or the director of public safety. Reports and concerns about workplace safety issues may be made without fear of reprisal.

Each employee is expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all work activities. Employees must immediately report any unsafe condition to the appropriate supervisor. Employees who violate safety standards, who cause hazardous or dangerous situations, or who fail to report or, where appropriate, remedy such situations, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

In the case of accidents that result in injury, employees should immediately notify the appropriate supervisor and the Office of Human Resources. Such reports are necessary to comply with laws and initiate insurance and workers' compensation benefits procedures.

Policy No.  596  Issued  3/1/2012