The purpose of this policy is to comply with the New York State Public Health Law Article 13-E, and to assist in the creation of a healthful and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, administrators, staff visitors and any other members of the University of Rochester community.
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A pre-placement health assessment is required of new University faculty and staff members who will have patient contact or will work in departments or positions where health assessments are mandated by law.
The University will ensure that minority group individuals, females, protected veterans, and qualified disabled persons have equal opportunity and access to the University’s workforce and equal opportunity as employees with respect to all aspects of employment.
This policy establishes procedures and guidelines for attendance affected by severe weather conditions and other emergencies.
This onboarding program is mandatory for all new staff and those who have been rehired. Those employees changing from non-bargaining unit positions into bargaining unit positions will need to attend the session related to their bargaining unit. Faculty members may attend the general onboarding program upon request.
Some work locations at the University may, because of the nature of the work, pose potential risks to the reproductive health of employees. This policy states the University's commitment to minimizing risks and providing education and information to help employees make informed decisions about exposure to potential health risks.
The University requires staff to wear/use safety or personal protective equipment when assigned work that may cause injury or illness.
Actions at the University of Rochester are governed by the guidelines set forth in this policy as well as others. All members of the University community are expected to act professionally and treat others with respect when representing the University, whether that be internally when working with colleagues or externally with our community while engaged in a University-related activity.