safety programs

Safety Programs

Michigan Technological University is committed to the safety and well being of its students, staff, faculty, campus community, and the environment. The following required safety programs, in conjunction with the information outlined in our safety guides, inform the safe operation of our institution.

Bloodborne Pathogens

Provides guidelines applicable to situations where contact with blood and other potentially infectious materials is reasonably expected.


Electrical Safety

Provides guidelines for safely working around electrical hazards. Includes provisions for:

  • training,
  • lockout requirements, and
  • specific types of work practices and the required precautionary practices when using portable electric equipment.

Hazardous Energy (Lock Out)

Sets the minimum requirements for the lockout of energy sources whenever maintenance or servicing work is done on machines or equipment.


Hazardous Waste

Every Michigan Tech employee who generates hazardous waste (waste that cannot be disposed of in the trash or down the drain) is responsible for understanding the regulations outlined in this program.


Hot Work

Establishes procedures to prevent fires resulting from open flames or other sources of heat, sparks, or hot slag.


Radiation Safety

Explains safety standards for the utilization of sources of ionizing radiation on Michigan Tech’s campus.


Respiratory Protection Plan

Explains the requirements for all Michigan Tech employees who work in environments with potential for exposure to harmful air contaminants.