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Metro Occupational Safety Guidelines

Safety program organization is a method employed by management to share and to assign responsibility for accident prevention and to ensure performance under that responsibility.  A safety program is not something that is imposed on the organization.  Safety must be built into every process and into every operation.  It must be an integral part of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County (Metro) operations.

The Metro Occupational Safety manual provides general guidelines and standards to be followed by each department of Metro to implement and maintain an acceptable safety program.  All Metro employees are expected to follow this safety program that satisfies these minimum standards.

The prevention of accidents and injuries is basically achieved through control of the working environment and control of people’s actions.  A facility that has an effective safety program will have a working environment in which operations can be conducted economically, efficiently and safely.  

The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County will not sacrifice safety for expediency.