Occupational Safety And Health Policy

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OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH POLICY
Topic: Personal Protective Equipment Policy & Procedure
Date: August, 2001
Approved by:
_________________________________________________
Author(s): Cindy Davis, Risk Management; Ed Polluconi, EH&S;
Jeff Fisher, Jack Miller, Dave Myzak, Mike Smith,
Facilities Management Safety Committee PPE Task
Force Members
Distribution: Facilities Management Supervisors and Managers;
Facilities Management Safety Committee Members
POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of the Facilities Management Department of the
University of Colorado at Boulder to assess workplace hazards and
provide personal protective equipment as required, to protect
employees from work place hazards. This Personal Protective
Equipment Policy and Procedure, based on the Occupational Safety
and Health Act, CFR Part 1910.132-139, Personal Protective
Equipment Standard, is part of the overall occupational safety and
health program for the department. It is the responsibility of all
employees to follow the requirements of this policy and
procedure where they pertain to their respective activities and
job duties
PURPOSE
The purpose of this program is to help employees work safely in their
environments by identifying and assessing workplace hazards,
eliminating or reducing the hazards where feasible through
engineering and administrative controls, then providing for the proper
use of personal protective equipment to further reduce the potential
for exposure to workplace hazards. It requires the participation of
administration, supervisors, and all affected employees to:
• Identify and assess workplace hazards
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