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Skidmore College
Skidmore College Employee Handbook for Staff

Health & Safety

Skidmore College maintains a comprehensive Safety Program that includes policies and procedures to support and ensure a safe work environment for all its employees, and which is compliant with all external laws and regulations. The Safety Program’s policies and procedures can be found on their website.

The College relies upon its employees to ensure that work areas are kept safe and free of hazardous conditions. Employees should be conscientious about workplace safety, including proper operating procedures and awareness of dangerous conditions or hazards.  Workplace accidents or injuries, as well as any potential hazards or unsafe condition, should be reported to a supervisor immediately.

To support the College’s Safety Program, the Safety in the Workplace Committee (or Safety Committee) meets regularly throughout the academic year to assure compliance with regulatory requirements, identify potential safety issues, and initiate/strengthen safety policies and procedures.  Failure to comply strictly with rules and guidelines regarding health and safety or negligent work performance that endangers health and safety will not be tolerated.  


If you have questions or require additional information with respect to any Handbook content, please contact Human Resources (extension 5800).

Section 6 - Updated August 2015