Safety Manual

Revised 2014

Preface

The contents of this manual are organized in the following order: Table of Contents, Introduction, General Areas of Responsibility, and Appendices. The Cal Poly Corporation, formerly the Cal Poly Foundation, will be referred to as the Corporation.

Revisions to Manual

When a portion of the Safety Manual is revised, a notice will be sent to each manual holder with the revised documents and instruction for insertion in the Safety Manual.

Maintenance of the Manual

Each Safety Manual holder is responsible for inserting documents and keeping the manual up-to-date based on information provided by the Associate Human Resources Director’s office. Requests for missing documents or clarification of any item in the manual should be submitted to the Associate Human Resources Director’s office.

POLICE/FIRE/MEDICAL – EMERGENCY 9-1-1

In case of emergency call 911

Safety Phone Numbers

UNIVERSITY POLICE (Business) 756 – 2281
MED STOP URGENT CARE 549-8880
FAMILY & INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL CENTER 542-9596
SIERRA VISTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER 546-7650
HEALTH CENTER (First Aid only) 756 – 1211
CAL POLY CORPORATION SAFETY 756 – 1151

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Introduction

Statement of Loss Control

The Cal Poly Corporation has the responsibility OF providING support services to the University community. In providing these services, the prevention of injuries and illnesses is vital to all Corporation operations. Our goal is to maintain a safe, hazard-free environment for employees, customers and guests. Therefore, safety must be paramount in all daily operations. Department Heads, managers and supervisors are directly responsible for continuous effort toward preventing injuries and illnesses through the effective implementation of a safety and health program. Employees of the Corporation are responsible for abiding by safety rules and learning safe work practices. This responsibility includes reporting any unsafe or hazardous condition and reporting job related injuries and illnesses to management as soon as possible.

The primary objective of the safety and health program is to develop means for the elimination of circumstances which lead to occupational injuries. Each injury and or illness has its causes in the unsafe act of an individual, an unsafe physical condition, or a combination of both. Injuries and illnesses can be prevented by eliminating or altering unsafe acts or by correcting unsafe conditions. Ultimately, the hazardous elements can be controlled by the development of healthy attitudes for safety.

The second objective of the safety and health program is to meet the Corporation’s safety and health obligations. These legal obligations presently exist in California under Cal OSHA.

The Corporation has designated the Associate Human Resources Director as coordinator of the safety and health program. The success of the safety program depends upon the positive support of management and the cooperation of each department and all
employees toward the prevention of injuries and illnesses.

This Safety Manual is designed to outline the general safety rules for employees as well as to establish guidelines for the management of the safety program. Please refer to it often.

We take great interest in the safety of our employees, customers and guests, and encourage “SAFETY FIRST” in all of our operations.

Kacey K. Chun
Director of Human Resources

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