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Candles and Open Flame Devices

Candles and Open Flame Devices Candles are one of the leading causes of fire in the United States.  For this reason, the University prohibits use of candles and open flame devices in campus facilities, with the following exceptions: Candles in

Space Heaters

Space Heaters The use of portable space heaters on USF property is a real safety concern, therefore, space heaters with open heating elements are banned from use. If your office or work area is cold please contact Operations using the

Fire Safety & Prevention

FIRE SAFETY/PREVENTION PLAN I.  PURPOSE AND SCOPE OSHA’s Fire Safety and Prevention Plan regulations, 29 CFR 1910.39, or [29 CFR 1910.38 (a)] requires University of Saint Francis, to have a written Fire Prevention Plan (FPP). This plan applies to all

Remote Access

REMOTE ACCESS POLICY I. BACKGROUND and PURPOSE The University of Saint Francis provides remote access at the discretion of department heads or their designees, to enable exempt staff and management access to core business applications and data from a remote

Bonfires on Campus

BONFIRE POLICY I. PURPOSE AND SCOPE The information in this policy applies to all open burning and outdoor fires (bonfires) at the University of Saint Francis. Fire is a significant risk for property damage and injuries. To ensure the safety

Personal Assisted Mobility Devices (Bicycle, Skates, Skateboards)

PERSONAL ASSISTED MOBILITY DEVICES (PAMD)   For the purpose of this policy a Personal Assisted Mobility Devices (PAMD) is described as a powered or non-powered device that is used to convey a person or persons from one area to another. 

HazCom Plan

The USF written Hazard Communication (HazCom) Program describes the methods used to ensure employees are provided with the appropriate chemical hazard information. This program establishes responsibilities for departments, supervisors, and employees to accomplish this task. This document addresses only the

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Chemical Hygiene Policy Chemical Hygiene Plan In case of an Emergency:   Campus Security:   x7888 260-399-7888 (off campus) Chemical Hygiene Officer, Sr. Carol Meyers D.A. 260-399-7700  x8223 Lab Assistant,  Paula Avila 260-399-7700   x8205 Director of Safety and Security,  Richard Robbins 260-399-7700 

Data Classification

I.                    Policy Statement  The University of Saint Francis views University data, in all its forms and throughout its life cycle, as an asset of the University, therefore all members of the University community have a responsibility to protect University data

Data Retention

I.                    Background Records Management is a joint responsibility of the record creator and users.  All University employees who handle University records are responsible for knowing and following all laws, University policies, guidelines/standards and campus procedures that govern these records. Staff

Identity Theft Prevention

Identity Theft Prevention Policy BACKGROUND In response to the growing threats of identity theft in the United States, Congress passed the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 (FACTA), which amended a previous law, the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Mobile Device

Mobile Device Policy Background The University of Saint Francis has installed wireless access points in all of the buildings at its  Fort Wayne and Crown Point, Indiana Campus’.  Wireless networking is an extension of the University’s existing wired network infrastructure and

Trips (University sponsored)

  University Sponsored Trip Policy I. Background Trips for educational purposes (“field trips”), sport competitions, and other student activities are an important component of the experiential learning that is advocated at the University of Saint Francis. In order to promote


USF Tailgating Policy (Map) Welcome to the excitement of Cougar Football at the University of Saint Francis! As a Franciscan university that respects the dignity of each individual, we want to assure that everyone has a safe and enjoyable visit.

Environmental Policy & Plan

USF Environmental Plan      USF Environmental Policy University of Saint Francis Environmental Policy The University of Saint Francis, in accordance with its mission and values, endeavors to minimize pollution, comply with applicable regulations and support continuous improvement of environmental policies and


PARKING POLICY I. DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE Risk and Safety Management Committee is responsible for overseeing the establishment of parking policies and procedures for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Because the university is located in a residential area, parking is a very

Vehicle Use

Vehicle Use Policy Use of University Vehicles – Employees Only The use of any vehicle for university business (university owned, rental, or personal) is restricted to approved University of Saint Francis employees or volunteers only. Any person driving for university

Tornados and Severe Weather

TORNADO INFORMATION WHERE TORNADOS CAN OCCUR: Any place in the United States at any time of the year. They happen most frequently in the Midwestern, southern, and central States from March through September. In Indiana, the northwest quadrant and southwest

Fall Protection Plan

OSHA (29 CFR 1910 Subparts D & F, 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M)    I.              PURPOSE AND SCOPE Falls are among the most common causes of serious work related injuries and deaths. Employers must set up the work place to

Waste Disposal

                                                                   EPA (40 CFR Parts 260, 261, 262, 266, 268, 270, 273) WASTE DISPOSAL POLICY  I.              BACKGROUND The purpose of this policy is to inform interested persons, including employees that the University of Saint Francis is complying with the Environmental Protection

Technology Security

USF Information Technology Security Policies for all University Employees Updated 02 April 2015 Contents CONTENTS 1 SECTION 1: OVERVIEW AND PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY 4 1.1 OVERVIEW 4 1.2 PURPOSE 4 1.3 DEFINITIONS 4 SECTION 2: GENERAL ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY

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Lockout/Tagout Procedure  BACKGROUND/PURPOSE  Locking and tagging out equipment safeguards employees from being injured by unexpected release of stored energy or re-energizing of equipment during installation, adjustment, service, or maintenance of powered machines. This document describes the acceptable procedures on the

Confined Spaces

CONFINED SPACES POLICY – OSHA (29 CFR 1910.146)  I. BACKGROUND The purpose of this policy is to inform interested persons, including employees that the University of Saint Francis is complying with the Occupational Safety & Health Administration Confined Space Standard,