Chapter 4

Article 1    In General.

Article 2    Roles and Responsibilities.

Article 3    Code of Safe Practices

Article 1. IN GENERAL

7800 Purpose; Citation.

This Chapter contains the general policies, rules, and standards pertaining to the safe conduct of employees and visitors to City facilities, and the safety practices which apply. This Chapter shall be known as the "Injury and Illness Prevention Program," and may be cited as such.

Specific Authority: Chap. 2.72 MMC; Resolution No. 2014-06

History: New 1/2014.

7801 Intent.

It is the intent of the City Council that City facilities be at all times maintained as a safe and healthy environment for employees and visitors, and that avoidable hazardous conditions be promptly identified and remedied, and that the policies and practices contained in this Chapter shall conform to the requirements of California Code of Regulations section 3203 for the implementation of an Injury and Illness Prevention Program for employees in city service.


7810 Shared Responsibility for Workplace Safety.

Protecting health and safety on the job and complying with safety regulations are shared responsibilities of the City and its employees. The City Manager is responsible for overseeing the City’s policies on safety in the workplace, including the Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The City Manager has designated the Administrative Services Manager to serve as the Safety Program Administrator to administer these policies with full cooperation and assistance of City department heads.

7811 Responsibilities of the City.

The City will make all reasonable efforts to:

(a)    Provide and maintain a workplace that is safe and healthful for its employees and visitors.

(b)    Provide information to employees about health and safety hazards.

(c)    Comply with workplace health and safety standards.

(d)    Require all City departments to make the Injury and Illness Prevention Program available to all employees and to train its employees on its provisions.

7812 Responsibilities of Employees.

Employees in City service are required under these policies to at all times do all of the following as a condition of continued employment:

(a)    Remain alert to hazardous conditions and unsafe acts on the job, and to report the same to their supervisors promptly for correction.

(b)    Obey all workplace safety and health laws and avoid unsafe, unhealthy practices on the job.

(c)    Attend and participate in all safety training sessions as scheduled.

(d)    Encourage safe work practices by coworkers and do not interfere with the use of safeguards by others.

(e)    Use protective equipment and safety devices, methods and processes intended for the protection of employees and visitors in the workplace.

(f)    Do not remove, displace, damage, destroy or tamper with safety devices, safeguards, notices or warnings.

7813 Responsibilities of Management and Supervisory Personnel.

All managers and supervisors in City service are responsible for becoming familiar and complying with the Injury and Illness Prevention Program and specific work procedures and rules that apply to their workplaces and/or areas of responsibility, to include all of the following:

(a)    Understanding their responsibilities for enforcing all safety regulations.

(b)    Reporting and acting on all hazardous and potentially hazardous conditions.

(c)    Ensuring that each worker is provided with, and is using, appropriate safety equipment and protective devices.

(d)    Attending training sessions as scheduled.

(e)    Ensuring that sufficient time is scheduled for employees to receive safety training provided by their departments or by the City

(f)    Ensuring that their new employees attend a required orientation by the Administrative Services Department within one week of beginning their employment in City service.

(g)    Supervising and evaluating employee safety performance.

(h)    Promptly and thoroughly investigating accidents and near-miss incidents occurring in their workplaces or areas of responsibility in a timely manner, including fully documenting each such incident, identifying the cause(s) thereof and taking corrective actions to prevent recurrences. Copies of all incident reports shall promptly be filed with the Administrative Services Department.

(i)    Encouraging employees to report unsafe conditions and practices and to make practical suggestions for correction.

(j)    Regularly inspecting work areas for unsafe and potentially unsafe conditions.

(k)    Ensure that each employee under his/her supervision is familiar with, has access to, and routinely complies with, the Code of Safe Practices adopted as part of this Chapter.

7814 Role of the Safety Program Administrator.

Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Safety Program Administrator has responsibility for the development and ongoing implementation of the City’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program, and shall have the authority to require that all employees in City service comply with its requirements. In carrying out these responsibilities, the Safety Program Administrator has the following duties:

(a)    Administering and updating this chapter.

(b)    Conducting, or causing to be conducted, a safety orientation for all new employees.

(c)    Conducting, or causing to be conducted, citywide safety inspections.

(d)    Conducting, or causing to be conducted, periodic audits of the City’s compliance with applicable provisions of state occupational safety and health requirements, and reporting thereon to the City Manager.

(e)    Prepare such report forms, guidelines and checklists as are necessary or convenient to implement provisions of this Chapter, and require their use by all employees, as appropriate.

(f)    Maintaining official records of all accidents and injuries occurring on the job, records of on-the-job injury leave, reports of workers’ compensation injury status, and other safety reports and claims’ information as necessary to defend the City in cases arising out of job-related injury or illness claims.

(g)    As he finds necessary and appropriate, to create a citywide safety committee, to serve as chair thereof, to appoint its members, to convene its meetings and compel attendance by committee members at meetings of the committee.



All persons hired in the City service and those who serve on appointed boards, committees, and commissions serving the City of Marysville, are required to know and follow these safe practices.

(a)    Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that their employees comply with all safety rules, regulations and practices, and shall take such actions as are reasonably necessary to achieve compliance, up to and including disciplinary action pursuant to Part 2 Chapter 4 hereof.

(b)    Anyone known or suspected to be under the influence of drugs or intoxicating substances that impair the person’s ability to perform duties safely shall be removed from the area as provided by Part 7 of this Title.

(c)    Horseplay, scuffling, and other conduct that may compromise the safety or well-being of persons in the workplace is prohibited and is to be avoided.

(d)    Work activities are to be well planned and supervised to prevent injury in the handling of materials and in operating equipment and machinery.

(e)    Employees shall not enter manholes, underground vaults, chambers, tanks, silos or other similar enclosures that are poorly-ventilated unless equipped with proper protective devices and breathing apparatus, or until it has been determined to be safe to enter.

(f)    No person shall handle or tamper with any electrical equipment, machinery, or air or water lines in a manner not within the scope of his duties.

(g)    Every injury sustained on the job or while in the service of the City shall be reported promptly to an employee’s supervisor or, if the injury is to a non-employee, to the Safety Program Administrator so that immediate arrangements can be made for medical or first aid treatment.

(h)    When lifting heavy objects, the large muscles of the legs should be used, rather than the muscles of the lower back.

(i)    Inappropriate footwear, including shoes with thin or badly worn soles, is not to be worn while on the job.

(j)    Materials, tools, or any other objects are not to be thrown from buildings or structures without first taking proper precautions for protecting others from the falling objects.

(k)    Seatbelts must be worn at all times when operating or riding in a vehicle weighing 6,000 pounds or less, except as may be permitted by California Vehicle Code section 27315.

(l)    All assigned or required safety equipment and gear are to be kept in good working order and utilized as required.

(m)    The driver of a moving vehicle shall not operate communication devices, including mobile telephones and electronic personal data assistants, while operating the vehicle; provided, however, this shall not prevent public safety personnel from using emergency communications equipment in the manner intended for such equipment within the scope of their emergency response duties, as permitted under state law.