Following is a list of policies maintained by the University Safety Office:
This plan briefly outlines the steps BYU-Idaho is taking to ensure that hazardous materials do not enter the cities waste water system.
The purpose of this Exposure Control Plan is to reduce the probability of college employees contracting serious illness due to pathogenic microorganisms while working at BYU-Idaho or participating in academic or volunteer programs associated with the university.
The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines on use of sidewalks by other than pedestrian traffic and to establish a safe environment for pedestrians while allowing for necessary operation of vehicles, bicycles and scooters on campus sidewalks. It is not written to dicourage the use of bicycles on campus but to insure the safety of the pedestrian.
The Chemical Hygiene Program is intended to set forth generally accepted procedures and practices for working in laboratories.
Electrical Safety Program
This policy is intended to establish safety requirements for University faculty, staff, students, and contractors who may work with or near electrically energized equipment during the course of normal activities, including the service and repair of electrical equipment. Separate lock out / tag out and confined space entry policies are already in place in connection with this policy
Experimental Rocket Motor Safety
The competition rocket program is a well-organized, safe, and legal activity under the laws and regulations of the Federal Government. There are, however, significant limitations and conditions on the activity which every member of the rocket team must understand and follow. Strick compliance with the law and cooperation with the university safety office has been a hallmark of the team towards a safe and successful launch. To review the policy, go here.
BYU-Idaho is commited to proviinge a safe and healthful work place, and in compliance with OSHA safety standards (29 CFR 1926.500-503), the Fall Protection Plan has been implemented as institutional policy.
First aid kits strategically placed about the campus are solely provided for basic first aid treatment and are not meant to replace the care or treatment from a qualified medical professional.
The purpose of the Hazard Communication Program is to educate and inform BYU-Idaho employees of the chemical substances that may be encountered in their daily operations. This program is in compliance with OSHA regulations, 29 CFR 1910.1200 requiring the establishment of this program.
BYU-Idaho has developed this program to handle hazardous wastes at various campus sites, as they may pose significant safety and health risks to students and employees, if not handled properly.
This policy applies to all BYU-Idaho personnel and contractors engaged in the operation of hot work as defined.
This policy provides guidance for protective measures to be followed in the event of an electrical storm. It is especially important for those participating in any outdoor activity.
This policy applies to all employees who by nature of their job function have the potential to be exposed or come into contact with chemical, physical, radiological or biological hazards which by this exposure can cause illness, injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body.
The Return to Work program is in conjunction with the Workers' Comp program. When an employee is injured, and before that employee can return to work, the medical practitioner is required to complete a form stating what the employee can due during the healing process time. This form is given to the supervisor and the Safety Office. Good efforts are given to provide the employee work that is within the guidelines provided by the medical practitioner, including, but not limited to, light duty or job transfer, if available.
Every effort is made to ensure that the employee does not come back too soon, and jeopardize the healing and health.
This policy has been prepared to clarify the university's position on this subject.
Plan required by DEQ for the fuels and oils stored in bulk on campus
This policy applies to all university owned or leased vehicle operators, including operation of a private vehicle while on university business. This policy includes hands-free cell phone use.