2019-2020 Employee Handbook

Workplace Safety Program

CF has a responsibility to provide all employees with facilities that are free of recognized safety hazards. To assist in providing a safe, healthy work environment for employees, customers, and visitors, CF has established a workplace safety program. The workplace safety program is one of the college’s top priorities. The college safety technician has responsibility for implementing, administering, monitoring and evaluating the safety program. Its success depends on the alertness and personal commitment of all employees. The CF Safety Manual covers information on: (1) fire prevention, extinguishment and flammable products; and (2) emergency procedures to follow in the event of a bomb threat, drive-by shooting, hostage crisis, threats and attempts to do bodily injury and/or damage property, and situations involving a weapon. (A copy of CF’s Safety Management Manual may be viewed at Inside.CF.edu/manuals.

Employees will receive information about workplace safety and health issues through regular internal communication channels and through training that covers potential safety and health hazards.

Employees with concerns or suggestions for improved safety in the workplace are encouraged to bring them to the attention of the safety technician, 352-854-2322, ext. 1729.

Each employee is expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all work activities. Employees must immediately report any unsafe condition(s) to the appropriate supervisor. Reports and concerns about workplace safety issues may be made anonymously if the employee wishes. All reports can be made without fear of reprisal.

In the case of accidents that result in injury, regardless of how insignificant the injury may appear, employees should immediately notify the appropriate supervisor and the Human Resources Office. Such reports are necessary to comply with the law and to initiate insurance and Workers' Compensation benefits procedures. (See section titled Workers’ Compensation.)