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Pima County Community College District Regulation

Regulation Title:    Health and Safety
Regulation Number:
Effective Date:    2/14/96
Approval Date:    2/14/96
Review Date(s):    1/29/02, 11/13/06
Revision Date(s):    1/29/02, 11/13/06
Schedule for Review & Update:    Annually
Unit Responsible for Review & Update:    EVC for Administration
Sponsoring Unit/Department:    Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration
Policy Title(s) & No(s).:    Environmental Health and Safety, BP-2303
Legal Reference:    State of Arizona Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry, 29 CFR 1910; State of Arizona OSHA Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, 29 CFR 1926; A.R.S. Title 49, sections 101-1106.
Cross Reference:    RG-2303/B, Environmental Management

The Office of the Chancellor through the Executive Vice Chancellor for Administration, delegates responsibility through the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Facilities to the Environmental Health and Safety Department for ensuring that the Environmental Health and Safety Policy, BP-2303, as it relates to health and safety is implemented.

Institutional Responsibility
Pima County Community College District is committed to the prevention of illness and injury through the provision and maintenance of healthy and safe conditions on its premises.  The College will meet its responsibilities for health and safety by adhering to relevant health and safety standards identified in 29 CFR 1910.

Education and Training
The Environmental Health and Safety Department shall take all reasonable steps to acquaint College employees with their rights and duties in the workplace and applicable regulations and procedures for protecting their health and safety.  Where appropriate, the Environmental Health and Safety Department establishes training programs to assist in maintaining safe conditions and work practices and facilitating employee participation in health and safety activities, including safety committees.

All employees shall protect their own health and safety by working in compliance with prevailing regulations and standards and with safe work practices and procedures established by the College.  They must report any health hazards and unsafe conditions or practices to supervisory staff for corrective action.

It is a primary duty of all persons in authority (instructors, supervisors, and administrators), to ensure that any persons under their direction are made aware of and comply with all applicable Standard Practice Guides (SPGs) and safety procedures relating to this regulation.  They shall be responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the workplace are safe and that any risks, hazards, and safety violations drawn to their attention are investigated and corrected promptly.

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