The following principles support this philosophy:
- Most injuries and accidents are preventable through establishment of and compliance with safe work procedures.
- The prevention of bodily injury and safeguarding of health are the first considerations in workplace safety and are the responsibility of every employee at every level.
- Safety policies for procedures in all workplace functions are an essential element of the overall safety program.
- All employees at every level are responsible for knowing and following the safety practices described in written safety policies.
Employee Safety Requirements
All county employees have a responsibility to themselves and to the county for their safety and the safety of their coworkers. All county employees are required to:
- Comply with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations relevant to their work
- Observe all County rules and regulations related to the efficient and safe performance of their job duties
- Integrate safety into each job function and live by this philosophy in the performance of their job duties
- Correct or report unsafe equipment and practices
- Report any accidents that occur while on the job
These safety guidelines have been established and are followed to comply with safety regulations from the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).