By Ethan Davis
PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTING ANY EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE, THE ENTIRE PROGRAM INCLUDING THE ACTIONS THAT WILL BE TAKEN SHOULD THE EMPLOYEE VIOLATE SAFETY RELATED POLICIES, SHOULD BE REVIEWED WITH YOUR COMPANY’S LEGAL COUNSEL.
Should any employee commit an unsafe act, intentional or not, this action should be addressed by the immediate Supervisor and reviewed by the Business Owner or Manager. The Company reserves the right to use disciplinary actions, depending upon the seriousness of the violation and the impact of the violation upon the conduct of Company business. It is not required to complete all steps of the disciplinary procedure in every case. Discipline may begin at any step appropriate to the situation. Discipline includes, but is not limited to:
1. Verbal Reprimand
2. Written Reprimand
4. Termination of Employment
The “Safety Violation Notice” form should be completed for all written reprimands. A copy should be maintained in the employee’s personnel file and submitted to the Manager, if corrective action(s) is required.