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

SPPM Revision Memorandum


DATE: January 24, 2011
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Safety Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Eighty-Seven


This SPPM revision includes the following changes:

Control of Emergency Situations S10.15

This section is removed.

First Aid Training S20.32

This revision updates the responsibilities, requirements, and training options to ensure that trained personnel are available to provide quick and effective first aid to all employees.

Safety Bulletin Boards S20.33

This revision updates the list of items which units must post on safety bulletin boards.

First Aid Kits S20.40

This revision updates the responsibilities, selection options, and content requirements for University first aid kits.

Responding to an Injury Incident S25.10

This new section outlines the injury incident response policy and procedures for notifying emergency medical services, rendering first aid, and transporting injured persons.

Note: The title of SPPM Chapter S25 is changed from Accident Reporting and Follow-Up to Accident Response and Follow-Up to better fit the updated subject matter.

Workers’ Compensation S25.27

This revision includes the following changes:

  • The procedures for requesting workers’ compensation benefits are updated.
  • The Pullman Human Resource Services Office administers the workers’ compensation program and coordinates University contacts with the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) regarding workers’ compensation benefits.
  • Employees receiving wage replacement benefits from L&I while using accrued sick leave, annual leave, compensatory time off, or personal holiday to receive regular salary while off work may be eligible to retain both payments.

Fire Alarms S60.46

During a fire drill, work groups should designate a meeting location at least 50 yards away from the building or facility. (This distance is reduced from 75 yards to match the distance specified in section S60.25.)

Identifying Chemical Wastes S70.41

This section is removed. For chemical identification guidelines, refer to the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Hazardous Waste Identification website at:

Storage of Dangerous Chemical Waste S70.42

This minor amendment updates the location of related procedures and guidelines on the EH&S website due to reorganization of the website and the removal of section S70.41.