To comply with North Carolina Office of State Personnel Workplace Requirement for Safety and Health, the University has developed the Purchase Approval Requirement for Safety and Health. The purpose of this policy is to ascertain that applicable safety design features are considered when purchasing equipment and machinery; to monitor the storage and use of highly toxic, carcinogenic, explosive, or reactive chemicals; ascertain proper design specification for equipment used for safety and health protection, fire prevention and protection purposes.
The guidelines in these requirements will apply to all University departments. These guidelines/ requirements do not relieve any department from compliance with other federal, state or local requirements.
The University has developed a list identifying equipment, machinery and chemicals that are to be reviewed prior to purchase. The list includes, but is not limited to the Suggested Purchase Review List.
The purchasing agent is to forward a copy of all purchase request for the designated machinery or material to the Safety Director for review.
The Safety Director or designee reviews each chemical request for purchase and determines its compliance with standards, regulations or guidelines. Results of the review are to be forwarded to the purchasing agent and the department initiating the purchasing request.
CATEGORY I -Processing Equipment
CATEGORY II - Construction Equipment
CATEGORY III- Chemicals
CATEGORY IV - Safety Equipment
CATEGORY V - Fire Protection