Environmental, Health and Safety Services

What about safety requirements for employee-owned equipment and tools?

Regardless of who owns the equipment or tools used by an employee while on the job, it must be in good condition and in proper working order.  Good condition would also include any required safety features of the equipment/tool.  Departments permitting employee-owned equipment/tools to be used while on the job are responsible for ensuring it is safe.  If the person is injured while on the job because of defective, improper,  or sub-standard equipment, it is still work-related.  It is our goal, and everyone's obligation, to reduce hazardous conditions in the workplace.