DIXIE STATE COLLEGE OF UTAH

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL


Section: 6-Administration

Policy No: 84

Approved: 03/11/98

Policy: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS POLICY

6-84 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

84.1 Purpose: Dixie State College is committed to providing a safe clean work environment, with well maintained buildings and ground where students, faculty, and staff can pursue their studies or work. Part of this commitment includes management of hazardous materials

84.2 Definition: Hazardous Material is a that which contains a hazardous substance or waste which has been determined capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety or property. It includes any chemical which is a physical hazard or a health hazard as defined by federal law.

84.3 To accomplish the purpose stated above, it is the policy of Dixie State College to:

84.3.1 Comply with applicable hazardous materials program requirements as outlined in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) standards as outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 29, 40 and 49.

84.3.2 Designate and train a staff of safety, hazardous materials, and health specialists at appropriate levels to advise college management about these programs.

84.3.3 Provide designated full time employees, part time employees, and students the hazardous materials information and training needed to perform their assigned tasks safely and effectively.

84.3.3.1 Require the employees and students described above to identify and report unsafe hazardous material conditions for corrective action. The Hazardous Materials Specialist will provide training for designated employees which will enable them to know and follow correct hazardous materials purchasing, receiving, handling and storage procedures.

84.3.4 Use the Safety Committee to promote safety and ensure that safe and legally required hazardous materials practices are followed.