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The Arc of the Capital Area PERSONNEL POLICIES 7.2 SAFTEY AND HEALTH I. PURPOSE The safety of all employees is one of t...

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The Arc of the Capital Area PERSONNEL POLICIES 7.2 SAFTEY AND HEALTH I.

PURPOSE The safety of all employees is one of the primary goals of The Arc of the Capital Area. We are committed to ensuring that all work environments are as safe as possible and that federal, state, and local regulations, related to safety issues, are followed. The Occupational Safety and Health act of 1970 requires that this Agency furnish all staff a work place free from recognized hazards and in compliance with safety and health standards proclaimed under the act.

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SCOPE These guidelines apply to all employees of The Arc of the Capital Area.

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POLICY The Arc of the Capital Area will provide a safe work environment and training for all employees.

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PROCEDURE A.

WORK PLACE SAFETY The Arc of the Capital Area will provide a safe work environment for all employees. 1.

First aid kits will be placed in several locations in The Arc building. OSHA procedures and protocols are posted in common areas.

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Employees who disregard OSHA policies will be counseled and/or disciplined according to normal procedures up to and including termination.

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As an employee of The Arc of the Capital Area safety is a part of your job. You are responsible for immediately reporting any safety hazards at your site to your supervisor.

This document is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as an employment agreement or contract. The Arc of the Capital Area retains the right to amend or change the policies at any time without prior notice Policy 7.2 was approved by the Board on March 27, 2013

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If you should be injured or become ill while at work, immediately inform your supervisor who will then contact the Director of HR & Operations for further instruction.

EDUCATION It is the policy of The Arc of the Capital Area to provide training as it is needed to all employees on OSHA.

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EMPLOYMENT The Arc of the Capital Area will protect the right of individuals to employment free from unlawful discrimination based on disability. 1.

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The Arc of the Capital Area will not discriminate against an employee in the terms or conditions of his/her employment, including decisions regarding promotion, discipline or discharge on the basis that the employee has a life threatening illness or is HIV infected, so long as the employee can perform the duties of the job and does not pose a health risk to other employees. Similarly, The Arc of the Capital Area will not subject an individual so infected or believed to be infected, to different job conditions, discipline, standards of performance, or other requirements from those not so affected, except as a means of accommodation for any actual or perceived disability which may exist or to protect the health of other employees or third parties.

CONFIDENTIALITY It is the policy of The Arc of the Capital Area to respect and uphold the right of confidentiality of an employee’s medical history. Such information, if known by the employer, shall only be released as permitted by applicable federal and state laws. 1.

Employees with a life-threatening illness are encouraged to share information with management concerning their ability to perform assigned work for the purpose of reasonable accommodation, help, support or referral. Self-disclosure of a serious/communicable illness/HIV infection is voluntary. If an employee wishes to self-disclose the employee should inform the Director of HR & Operations.

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Should an employee choose to disclose a life-threatening illness diagnosis with his or her Supervisor, that Supervisor will notify the Director of HR & Operations. None of these persons will share that information further except as permitted by applicable federal and state laws.

This document is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as an employment agreement or contract. The Arc of the Capital Area retains the right to amend or change the policies at any time without prior notice Policy 7.2 was approved by the Board on March 27, 2013

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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS Employees with a life-threatening illness will not be unlawfully discriminated against with respect to employee benefits.

This document is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as an employment agreement or contract. The Arc of the Capital Area retains the right to amend or change the policies at any time without prior notice Policy 7.2 was approved by the Board on March 27, 2013