Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms Policies and Procedures Revisions

SPPM Revision Memorandum

October 7, 1997


TO: Manual Users
FROM: Ralph Jenks, Manager
SUBJECT: Safety Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Fifteen


With this memorandum, we are announcing the new online Safety Policies and Procedures Manual. We are replacing the old paper and Gopher versions with two more up-to-date online manual formats. To access the new manual, point your WWW browser (e.g., Netscape) to the following location:

You may view a text-only version in HTML (hypertext markup language) or a text and graphics version in PDF (portable document format). Obtain or download Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the PDF version of the SPPM. At our WWW site, we have included a link to facilitate downloading Acrobat Reader. (Adobe does not charge for Acrobat Reader.)

This office will no longer distribute paper manuals or send out paper revisions. If you wish to maintain your existing paper copy, we suggest that you print pages from the online PDF version. The PDF pages look like the existing hard-copy manual pages and include the forms and form samples. If you no longer wish to maintain your paper manual, please return it to the Office of Procedures and Forms at ITB 3089, mail code 1225.

The online manual includes all sections formerly available in the paper manual with the exception of the Subject Index. Use the search functions, tables of contents, and Forms Index to find information and forms.

The new online capability will give us the ability to instantly update sections as required, reducing the lag period between development and distribution of polices and procedures. With online distribution, you will no longer wonder whether you have the most recent pages in your manual.

We feel that using the online manual is relatively easy for those who are already familiar with using WWW browsers. Direct questions to the Office of Procedures and Forms at 335-2005.

For future revisions, we will notify University users of SPPM revisions by issuing e-mail messages on WSU Announcements. To subscribe to WSU Announcements refer to the information at the following WWW location:

We will place revision memos online for one year from the date of the revision. Revision memos may be found by locating the “Revision Memos” link on the manuals Policies and Procedures home page at


This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

Comprehensive Table of Contents S02.02

This expanded table of contents (prepared in HTML) has been created for the PDF version of the manual to ease section screen-load time.

Introduction to the Manual S03.01

The SPPM introduction has been revised to reflect changes due to the online manual.

Using the Manual S03.02

This section has been revised to reflect changes due to the online manual.

Radiation Signs and Labels S90.50

Current versions of WAC 246-221-290 Appendix A and WAC 246-221-300 Appendix B replace the appendix versions in place at the time of the text revision (5-93). The section text remains the same.