The Physical Plant considers its employees as its most valuable asset and takes every possible practical action to make our working conditions free from hazard. Our Culture of Safety persistently encourages and facilitates the elimination of all near miss, injury, and fatality incidents as well as implementing the appropriate corrective actions when confronted with occupational hazards associated with our activities. We are, as an institution and as individual employees, committed to continuously improving the way we complete activities keeping health and safety at the forefront of our actions both at and away from our place of employment. In addition, it is our obligation to provide a work environment that is inherently safe for all.
It’s The Way We Work.
Employees are also encouraged to engage in It’s Safe to Talk about My Safety conversations with each other. By demonstrating your willingness to be approached by others to receive safety advice or to lend safety advice helps our Culture of Safety to evolve into an employee-guided occupational safety program with its primary focus of incident prevention.
Director of Safeguard Services
The online edition of the FP&M Physical Plant Safety Manual. For ease of use, each section of the manual is available as a separate PDF document.
The complete manual is also available as a single PDF document.
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Section I: Safety Procedures
- 01. Safety Manual
- 02. General Safety Rules
- 03. Job Hazard Analysis
- 04. Incident Investigation
- 05. Contractor Responsibilities
- 06. Fire Prevention
- 07. Housekeeping
- 08. Slip, Trip, and Fall
- 09. Vehicle Safety
- 10. Abrasive Wheels
- 11. Aerial Lifts
- 12. Combustible and Flammable Liquids
- 13. Compressed Gas Cylinders
- 14. Concrete and Masonry Construction
- 15. Gantry or Stationary Cranes and Hoists
- 16. Demolition
- 17. Earth Moving Equipment
- 18. Common Electrical Safety
- 19. Excavating and Trenching
- 20. Traffic Control
- 21. Illumination
- 22. Machine Guarding
- 23. Machinery
- 24. Signs and Tags
- 25. Hot Work Permitting
- 26. Tools
- 27. Identification of Hazardous Materials
- 28. Laboratory Safety
Section II: OSHA Required Programs
- 29. Personal Protective Equipment
- 30. Emergency Procedures
- 31. Heat Illness Prevention
- 32. Control of Hazardous Energy (aka Lockout Tagout)
- 33. Abnormal Operating Condition Hold Out
- 34. Fall Protection
- 35. Powered Industrial Trucks (PIT) (Forklifts and Material Handlers)
- 36. Hazard Communication
- 37. Permit Required Confined Space
- 38. Hearing Conservation
- 39. Respiratory Protection
- 40. Scaffold and Ladders
- 41. Ergonomics and Material Handling
Section III: Department Specific Standard Operating Procedures
To insure the safety of our Custodial Staff in handling sharp objects being discarded, we would like to make you aware of our policies and procedures. We have developed the following policy for the safe handling of sharps. We would ask that you pass this information on to your staff.