APPENDIX 8-3

DEVELOPING GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH RULES

It is useful to make a list of the kinds of violations that are considered major or serious and a second list of other types of behavior that, while not as serious, are still not acceptable. The following suggested rules can be starting point.

Major Offenses:

General Offenses:

Link each type of offense to a structured procedure f or corrective action. Your goal is to make sure that the corrective action is appropriate to the seriousness of the violation; that employees are given the opportunity to correct their own behavior; and that the system is workable, and consequently, used and useful.

GENERAL WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH RULES

Written Warning No safety glasses

Horseplay

Unsafe work habits

Violation of other safety or health rule or regulation
Suspension (8 hours without pay) Three or more safety or health violations of the same type

General overall record of unsafe practices

Refusal to follow safety and health guidelines or instructions
Termination Excessive and repeated safety and/or health violations

Purposely ignoring safety and/or health rules

Unsafe actions that seriously jeopardize the safety or health of others

General disregard for safety and health of self and others