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Safety Policies

A list of links to campus safety policies.

Accidental Spill Prevention Plan (ASPP)

This plan briefly outlines the steps BYU-Idaho is taking to ensure that hazardous materials do not enter the city's wastewater system.


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.

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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.

Read Bloodborne Pathogen Policy

Bicycle and Sidewalk Safety Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines on the use of sidewalks by non-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 discourage the use of bicycles on campus but to ensure the safety of the pedestrian.

Learn About Bicycle and Sidewalk Safety

Campus Snow Policy

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

Read Snow Parking Rules

Chemical Hygiene Plan

The Chemical Hygiene Program sets procedures and practices to create a safe working environment.

Read Hygiene Plan

Confined Space Entry Policy

The Permit Required Confined Space Entry program is implemented as institutional policy.

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Drone Use Policy and Request Form

This form is required for using a drone anywhere on BYU-Idaho property.

Learn About Drone Use

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 lockout/tag out and confined space entry policies are already in place in connection with this policy.

Read About Electrical Safety

Ergonomics Safety Plan

Poor body position, workstation arrangements, and work habits can lead to physical injury and/or loss of mobility.

View Ergonomics Plan

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. Strict compliance with the law and cooperation with the university safety office has been a hallmark of the team towards a safe and successful launch.

Learn About Rocket Motor Safety

Fall Protection Plan

BYU-Idaho is committed to providing a safe and healthful workplace in compliance with OSHA safety standards (29 CFR 1926.500-503), the Fall Protection Plan has been implemented as institutional policy.

Read Fall Plan

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.

View First Aid Kit Plan

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.

Read Hazard Communication Plan

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.

View Waste Management Plan

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.

Learn About Hearing Conservation

Hot Work Policy

Any student, employee, or campus visitors who perform any action that requires or creates heat, open flames, or sparks must adhere to the Hot Works policy.

Read Hot Work Policy

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.

View Housekeeping Policy

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.

Read About Lightning Safety

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.

Learn About Lockout Policy

Machine Guarding

There are as many potential hazards created by moving machine parts as there are types of machines.

View Machine Safety Info

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.

Read PPE Policy

Respiratory Protection Program

The primary objective of this program is to prevent respiratory injury due to environmental contamination.

Learn About Respiratory Safety

Return to Work Policy

The Return to Work program is in conjunction with the Workers' Comp program. When an employee is injured, before that employee can return to work, a medical practitioner is required to complete a form stating what the employee can do during the healing process time. This form is given to a supervisor and the Safety Office. 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.

Read Return to Work Policy

Space Heaters

This policy clarifies the university's position on space heater use.

View Space Heaters Policy

Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures

Plan required by DEQ for the fuels and oils stored in bulk on campus.

Learn About Spill Incidents Plan

University Fire Alarm Policy

Procedures to follow in the event of a fire on BYU-Idaho campus.

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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.

Learn About Vehicle Safety Policy

Used Oil Program

BYU-Idaho has developed this program to properly handle used oil at various campus sites.

View Used Oil Policy