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Safety Policies

Following is a list of policies maintained by the University Safety Office:

Accidental Spill Prevention Plan (ASPP)

This plan briefly outlines the steps BYU-Idaho is taking to ensure that hazardous materials do not enter the cities waste water system. It can be viewed here.

Asbestos Compliance Policy

The primary purpose of this plan is to ensure that BYU-Idaho employees, students, and visitors are protected from asbestos hazards, and that applicable asbestos regulatory requirements are followed. To learn more on this policy, go here.

Bloodborne Pathogen Policy

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. To learn more about this policy, go here.

Bicycle and Sidewalk Safety Policy

The purpose of this policy is to increase the safety of all students, employees, and visitors to the BYU-I campus. It is not written to control or dicourage the use of bicycles on campus but to insure the safety of the pedestrian.

Campus Snow Policy

Due to winter snow conditions, Rexburg City and BYU-Idaho have set rules for parking on the streets and parking lots. These rules can be viewed here.

Chemical Hygiene Plan

The Chemical Hygiene Program is intended to set forth generally accepted procedures and practices for working in laboratories.  To view this plan, go here.

Communicable Disease Policy

This Policy is implemented for communicable diseases commonly found in the college population and which can be transmitted by air, object, or through casual contact. To learn more about this policy, go here.

Confined Space Entry Policy

The Permit Required Confined Space Entry program, is implemented as institutional policy. To learn more about this policy, go here.

Ergonomics Safety Plan

Poor body position, work station arrangements, and work habits can lead to physical injury and/or loss of mobility. To learn more about this policy, go here.

Fall Protection Plan

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 in the Offices

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. To find out more on this policy go here.

Hazard Communication Program

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.  To learn more about this program go here.

Hazardous Waste Management

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. Go here to access this program.

Hearing Conservation Program

The HCP is designed to achieve regulatory compliance and to provide a means for employees to be better informed about and protected from excessive noise levels and hearing loss. To learn more about this policy, go here.

Hot Work Policy

This policy applies to all BYU-Idaho personnel and contractors engaged in the operation of hot work as defined.  To find out more on this policy go here.

Housekeeping Policy

To establish the requirement and responsibilities for routine housekeeping to ensure that work areas are maintained in a clean manner and present an acceptable appearance. To learn more about this policy go here.

Lightning Safety Protocol

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, To learn more on this Protocol go here.

Lockout / Tagout Policy

The purpose of the Lockout/Tagout program at BYU-Idaho is to ensure that no injury to personnel, or property damage, occurs if an energy source is improperly or accidentally energized or opened.  To learn more about this policy go here.

Machine Guarding

There are as many potential hazards created by moving machine parts as there are types of machines. To learn more about machine guarding on the BYU-I campus, go here.

Personal Protective Equipment

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. To learn more about Personal Protective Equipment, go here.

Respiratory Protection Program

The primary objective of this program is to prevent respiratory injury due to environmental contamination.  To learn more about this program, go here.

Space Heaters

This policy has been prepared to clarify the university's position on this subject.  To learn more about this policy, go here.

University Vehicle Operation Safety Policy

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. To review this policy, go here.

Used Oil Program

BYU-Idaho has developed this program to properly handle used oil at various campus sites.  To learn more about this program, go here.