Automobile and Forklift Safety Program
As part of the overall safety efforts of the Corporation, and in order to reduce general liability, the following guidelines have been developed. Day to-day management of these programs rests with each Department Head; the oversight of the program rests with the Associate Human Resources Director.
In order to drive any Corporation vehicle, all employees, regular, student and intermittent, must maintain a driving record acceptable to the Corporation’s insurance carrier. The Corporation may, at any time, require employees to present a printout of their vehicle driving record for verification. Generally, a printout is required at the time of hire and on an annual basis thereafter.
Annually, Department Heads shall submit to the Chief Financial Officer the names of employees within their department who regularly drive Corporation vehicles on Corporation business as part of their job duties. Any employees driving without proper documentation may be subject to disciplinary action.
Employees driving Corporation vehicles must abide by all California vehicle rules and regulations, including wearing seatbelts at all times. Employees found in violation of vehicle rules may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, in addition to citation by law enforcement agencies.
Employees driving vehicles may be required to attend periodic training on vehicle safety. Each vehicle is to be inspected on a daily basis, and the results of the inspections should be kept in a log book. The Campus Dining Assistant Director of Procurement is responsible for Campus Dining vehicle inspection and maintenance and the University Store Warehouse Manager is responsible for University Store vehicles. Vehicles with noted problems shall not be driven until the problem is corrected.
Only trained and authorized operators shall be permitted to operate a power forklift. Employees must pass an annual written and performance exam in order to operate forklifts. Annual training will be required of all operators. Badges or other visual in-dicators of operator authorization shall be displayed at all times during operation. The University Store Warehouse Manager and the Campus Dining Assistant Director of Procurement are responsible for overall forklift certification and training.
Documentation of all training will be kept in the Human Resources Office and in the employing department.