Kentucky operates an OSHA-approved State Plan covering local government workers. LFUCG intends to comply with all health and safety laws applicable to local government operations. To this end, we shall rely upon employees to ensure that work areas are kept safe and free of hazardous conditions.
Policies developed by the city to meet the requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are provided in CAO policies. Periodically, LFUCG may issue rules and guidelines governing workplace safety and health. The city may also issue rules and guidelines regarding the handling and disposal of hazardous substances and waste. All employees should familiarize themselves with these rules and guidelines, as strict compliance will be expected.
Any workplace injury, accident, or illness shall be reported to the employee's supervisor immediately or as soon as possible, regardless of the severity of the injury or accident. See the Workers’ Compensation section of this handbook for more information.
Employees are required to be conscientious about workplace safety, including proper operating methods, and recognize dangerous conditions or hazards. Any unsafe conditions or potential hazards shall be reported to management immediately, even if the problem appears to be corrected. Any suspicion of a concealed danger present on the city's premises or in a facility, piece of equipment, process or practice for which the city is responsible shall be brought to the attention of management immediately. However, if there is imminent danger, contact the Lexington Police Department. For more information on workplace health and safety policies, rules and guidelines, contact the safety coordinator in your division or Human Resources at (859) 258-3030 or HR-CustomerService@lexingtonky.gov.
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