Campus Health, Safety, and Emergency
College of Eastern Idaho (CEI) takes every reasonable precaution to ensure that employees have a safe working environment. Safety measures and rules are in place for the protection of all employees. Realization of a safe work environment requires attention and responsibility at every level. It is the responsibility of each employee to cooperate with CEI's safety guidelines and to fully follow all procedures relating to safety rules.
For more information on workplace safety, please see Policy 210: Workplace Safety.
Drugs and Alcohol
CEI has a strong commitment to the health, safety and welfare of our employees, students, and visitors. Consequently, it is the goal of CEI to provide a safe and drug-free work environment. Widely available statistics and information establish that the incidence of drug and alcohol abuse is increasing, and the effect is devastating to the lives, business, and the community at large. Our commitment to maintaining a safe and secure workplace requires a clear policy and supportive programs relating to the detection, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse by employees.
The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispersing, possession, or use of a controlled substance or use of alcohol is prohibited on CEI properties or in CEI vehicles during work time hours, or where CEI activities occur. Adherence to this policy is a condition of employment with CEI.
A controlled substance is any drug, substance or immediate precursor as listed in Schedules I through V of Section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. § 812, as now exists or may be later amended or updated, including but not limited to amphetamines (including methamphetamines), barbiturates, opiates (including heroin, morphine and codeine), marijuana, THC, cocaine, hallucinogens and phencyclidine (PCP). For purposes of this policy, the term "controlled substance" does not include prescription drugs which are properly possessed and/or taken under the supervision of a licensed health care professional.
CEI properties include all CEI owned or leased buildings and surrounding areas such as sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots. This policy applies also to CEI vehicles, regardless of whether they are on CEI property at the time.
Any employee violating this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination, for the first offense.
For additional information, please see Policy 120: Drugs and Alcohol
Tobacco Products On-Campus
CEI is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its employees, students and visitors. In light of findings of the U.S. Surgeon General that exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and use of tobacco are significant health hazards, it is CEI's intent to establish a smoke and tobacco-free environment.
Tobacco products include any lighted smoking instrument such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, as well as not lighted instruments such as electronic cigarettes, hookahs, vapes and all smokeless products. In accordance with Idaho Code Title 39 Chapter 55, the Clean Indoor Air Act, and CEI Policy 501: Tobacco Products On-Campus, the use of tobacco products is prohibited in CEI buildings or within twenty (20) feet of any entrance or exit to CEI buildings, at events on CEI premises, or in CEI-owned, rented or leased vehicles.
For additional information, please see Policy 501: Tobacco Products On-Campus
CEI is committed to providing a work environment free from violence for all employees. CEI will not tolerate any form of violence. All employees share the responsibility to make and keep the work place safe. This commitment includes restricting recognized hazards from the CEI community that contribute to violence and may result in serious harm. Accordingly, the possession of firearms/weapons on CEI properties or in CEI vehicles is subject to the guidelines set forth in the policy on Weapons on Campus.
Violence and threats of violence may include but are not limited to physically aggressive acts of hitting – shoving – fighting, verbal or physical threats (communicated or implied) to harm another, endanger safety or destroy property, actions that have a potential for violence including throwing objects, waving fists, and destroying property, obsessively directed behavior including telephone harassment and stalking, inappropriate use or display of firearms, weapons, or dangerous devices. This policy extends to any use of email, social media, or any other form of communication whether in person or not.
Violations of this policy may result in the following sanctions: (i) exclusion or expulsion in the case of students; (ii) disciplinary action up to termination of employment in the case of faculty and staff; (iii) exclusion from campus in the case of members of the public; and (iv) prosecution under appropriate local, state or federal laws.
A safe and secure environment is fundamental to fulfilling CEI's mission. CEI is committed to maintaining an environment free of violence. This obligation includes restricting recognized hazards from the campus community that contribute to violence or serious harm.
Accordingly, the possession, wearing, carrying, transporting, or use of a weapon, except pursuant to an exemption expressly stated in adopted procedures, is strictly prohibited on college-owned or controlled premises. This prohibition extends to any person with a government-issued permit or license, unless specifically covered by an exception to the prohibition per Idaho Statute.
Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action and the following sanctions:
- Exclusion or expulsion, in the case of students; or
- Exclusion or dismissal from employment, in the case of faculty and staff; or
- Exclusion from campus, in the case of the public; or
- Prosecution under appropriate local, state or federal laws
For additional information please see Policy 417: Weapons On-Campus.
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