The following basic rules have been established to help make Seattle Colleges a safe place to work. These rules are the foundation of safety at Seattle Colleges. Other situational or equipment-specific safety rules may also apply, and those rules are listed elsewhere. Failure to comply with these basic rules may result in disciplinary action.

  • Never do anything unsafe in order to complete a job. If a task is unsafe, report it to your supervisor.
  • Never remove or disable any safety device. Keep safety guards in place at all times.
  • Never operate equipment unless you are authorized and have been trained on its safe operation.
  • Use your personal protective equipment whenever it is required.
  • Obey all safety warning signs.
  • Never work under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Using alcohol or drugs at work is prohibited.
  • Do not bring firearms or explosives onto school property.
  • Smoking is only permitted outdoors more than 25 feet from building openings.
  • Unsafe physical activity including, but not limited to, horseplay and fighting, are prohibited.
  • Maintain a clean, sanitary work area.
    1. Clean up spills immediately.
    2. Put tools and equipment away after use.
    3. Do not allow scraps or packaging to accumulate where it will become a hazard.

Supervisors of each workspace or team are responsible for identifying site-specific hazards in partnership with the Environmental Health and Safety Manager. The specific hazards will be documented and shared with employees in the workplace specific safety orientation training.

Companion Document : Pro209
Adoption Date : 2018/10/18
Revision Date : 0001/01/01