Policy Number: III-25
Last Reviewed: October 21, 2020
Responsible Dept.: Human Resources
Office to contact for clarifications: Human Resources
A signed copy of this policy is available in the President’s Office.
Virginia Western Community College (VWCC) strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for all its employees, students, visitors, and the community.
Every employee has an individual responsibility to follow established college rules and procedures, actively participate in required training, practice workplace safety, wear personal protective equipment if required, and immediately report to their supervisor or Human Resources hazardous conditions, including reporting injuries or illnesses arising from the course of employment.
The college maintains the responsibility to investigate, provide corrective actions when appropriate, develop plans and/or protocols to mitigate endangerment, and consider all employee suggestions for achieving a safer workplace.
Supervisors must enforce safe work practices, as well as college safety rules and procedures, including those enacted by the college’s Continuity of Operations and Crisis Management Plans.
Failure to comply with all applicable Virginia Western Community College, VCCS, and DHRM policies and procedures, including applicable state and federal laws will subject employees to formal disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
VWCC V-2 Civility and the Workplace: Campus Workplace Violence Prevention Policy
VWCC III-25-I Hazardous Communication Program Procedures
VWCC III-25-II Workers’ Compensation Procedures
VWCC Continuity of Operations Plan
VWCC Crisis Management Plan
VWCC III-9 Inclement Weather Office Closings Policy
VWCC II-8 Contagious Disease Policy
VCCS Policy 188.8.131.52 Contagious Diseases
DHRM Policy 1.05 Alcohol and Other Drugs
DHRM Policy 4.60 Workers’ Compensation