The University of Tennessee Policies on Safety and Health

SUBJECT: M. MACHINE OPERATION SAFETY/PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

EFFECTIVE: 3/15/86

REVISED 6/1/89

It shall be the responsibility of each campus to provide for safe usage of well-built and well-maintained machines. These machines shall be maintained in a proper manner by providing guarding to protect the user from hazards created by point-of-operation, nip points, rotation parts, flying chips and sparks. Also, specified procedures shall be provided for use on these machines and training provided by the University before any person shall be allowed to operate any machinery. All applicable regulations shall be followed to ensure the safety of the user.

The safe use of machinery and equipment shall include the maintenance of all safety devices provided with the purchase of the machine or provided subsequently. It shall further be the policy of the University to enforce the proper use of all necessary and required personal protective equipment by the user of this machinery.