The Department of General Services’ Safety Program strives to create a safe work environment for all Commonwealth employees and reduce incidences of workplace injuries. All agencies covered under the Commonwealth’s self-insurance programs are required to develop, implement, and continuously improve an AIPP.
ELEMENTS & PROTOCOLS
Our AIPP includes both Elements and Protocols. Elements are basic safety policies that apply to all DGS employees. Protocols are detailed policies that apply to activities with unique risks. This online document allows all DGS employees to have access to the AIPP.
EVACUATION PLANS (ELEMENT I)
SUGGESTIONS / NEAR-MISS REPORTING (ELEMENT J)
Please use the Safety Suggestion / Near-miss Report Form to share your ideas for improving our workplace safety and health. Suggestions can include ideas about equipment, work practices, or any other safety-related topic you would like to share. “Near-misses” are another important source of hazard identification, and everyone is encouraged to report them even if you are only comfortable doing so anonymously. If you submit the form online, a copy will go from your email account to the DGS Safety Coordinator and every member of the DGS Safety Committee. If anonymity is desired, please complete a paper copy of the form and get it to the Safety Coordinator identified in Elements B and K.
Accident and Illness Prevention Program
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Element O – Evaluating the AIPP’s Effectiveness
Protocol 20 – Fleet / Driver Safety (under development)
Protocol 27 – Radiation (under development)
1980-18 Code of Conduct
1996-10 State Employee Assistance Program
1996-13 Substance Abuse in the Workplace
2003-4 Workplace Policy for HIV/AIDS