Safety must be every employee’s concern.
It is the responsibility of the WRLC to provide the necessary training, guidance and communication to allow all employees to safely fulfill their position responsibilities. It is the responsibility of each employee to follow approved safety guidelines, participate in required training programs, abide by any laws or regulations, and to exercise appropriate caution in all work activities. Employees are expected to immediately report any unsafe condition to an available supervisor.
Employees who violate safety standards, who cause hazardous or dangerous situations, or who fail to report or, where appropriate, remedy such situations, may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
In the case of accidents that result in injury, regardless of how insignificant the injury may appear, employees should immediately notify the Director of Finance and Administration and the appropriate supervisor. Such reports are necessary to comply with laws and to initiate insurance and workers' compensation benefits procedures.
When on WRLC business away from the WRLC facility, employees are expected to abide by all federal, state and local laws and regulations.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the workplace.
Receptacles are located near the garage and break room exits of the building for those who wish to smoke outside the building. Employees may only smoke in these two areas and are expected to use the receptacles for disposal of smoking material.
This policy applies equally to all employees, customers, and visitors.
In the event of adverse weather conditions, the WRLC does not want to endanger those employees who must work at the WRLC site. Employees who are required to work on site will be given leave on these occasions, typically abiding by the decision of the Prince Georges County Government offices (not including school system) to open, open with liberal leave in effect, or to close. The Executive Director will leave a voicemail message by 6:00 am to indicate WRLC’s status. To hear the message, call (301) 390-2000 and press 3. Leave will be granted as follows:
If the Executive Director announces that WRLC will close early during normal business hours, employees will not be charged for time off.
The WRLC is committed to creating and maintaining a safe workplace.
All employees, including supervisors and temporary employees, will be treated with courtesy and respect at all times.
All threats of, or actual violence, should be reported as soon as possible to your immediate supervisor, Director or the Executive Director. If an employee feels they are in immediate danger, call 911. Anyone determined to be responsible for threats of, or actual violence will be subject to prompt disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
Firearms, weapons, and other dangerous or hazardous devices or substances are always prohibited from the premises of WRLC.