The University of Tennessee Policies on Safety and Health

SUBJECT: I. UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE'S POLICY ON SAFETY AND HEALTH

EFFECTIVE: 3/15/86

REVISED: 6/1/89

It is the policy of the University of Tennessee to establish and maintain a climate conducive to the safe conduct of the University's various missions. In June 1976, the Board of Trustees approved the University of Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Plan to meet standards with the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act (TOSHA) (Tennessee Code Annotated 50-501) as a self-inspecting agency.

The University's plan originally formalized the safety and health program for employees at its various campuses and locations and established responsibilities of the University-Wide Administration (UWA) and at the various campuses for the conduct of the "plan."

The safety and health plan of the University of Tennessee now extends to:

1. The safety and well being of students and visitors to the University and the general public who are on the premises of the University.

2. The identification, evaluation and control of potential financial losses to the University arising out of accidents and injuries to people and loss or damage to property.