This is a brief guide to using the WSU Safety Policies And Procedures Manual (SPPM).
View the text-only version, written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), with an Internet browser, e.g., Internet Explorer or Firefox.
Text and Graphics
View the complete text and graphics version, in Portable Document Format (PDF), with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Internet browsers access Acrobat Reader with a plug-in in order to read PDF files.
Download Acrobat Reader from Adobe by contacting:
or by selecting the Adobe link on the Policies and Procedures Manuals web page at:
Adobe distributes Acrobat Reader free-of-charge.
In the event of a conflict between the HTML and PDF versions of the SPPM, the PDF is the authoritative version. The PDF version of the manual contains all of the text, tables, and forms, and maintains a full-page layout. The text-only (HTML) version contains only the text and tables.
PDF Alternate Access
NOTE: WSU users who connect to the Internet through non-wsu.edu domains or through firewalls may access the PDF manual sections and forms by going to the PDF Alternate Access website at:
To request further information about the online manuals, contact the Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms, Information Technology Building 3089, mail code 1225, telephone 509-335-2005, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ORGANIZATION OF THE SPPM
The manual is divided into chapters which broadly reflect various University health and safety functions. Chapters are listed in the main Table of Contents.
Each chapter includes several sections. Each section is intended to provide functional information regarding a specified topic. A tableof contents which lists those sections found in each chapter is located by selecting the actively linked chapter name in the main Table of Contents.
For ease of use, sections or topics may be found by accessing the search engine available from the Policies and Procedures home page. See "Search Engine" below.
The page number includes a chapter number, section number, and the sequential page number for the section. These numbers are divided by periods. The number of pages applies only to the PDF version.
Each page heading includes the date it was issued or revised, i.e., New 10-85 or Revised 6-86.
If a section has not been revised in over three years, Procedures, Records, and Forms sends copies of the section to the responsible administrators for review. If the administrators determine that the section doesn't require revision, the page heading is revised to include the date the section was last reviewed, e.g., Reviewed 4-02.
An office and telephone number directs the user to someone who can resolve questions about the policy or procedure.
The search engine searches all HTML sections of the SPPM, the Business Policies and Procedures Manual (BPPM), and the Executive Policy Manual (EPM).
- Select the search engine link on the Policies and Procedures Manuals web page, at:
- Type in the subject to be located.
- Put quotation marks around phrases or titles to narrow the search to a specific word grouping. The search engine will locate the occurrence of each individual word unless specifically directed by quotation marks.
REFERENCES AND OTHER SOURCES
Additional information may be available from sources cited throughout the manual. Those commonly cited include:
- Revised Code Of Washington (RCW)
- Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
- Washington State Administrative and Accounting Manual published by the Office of Financial Management (cited as the SAAM)
- WSU Faculty Manual
- WSU Student Handbook: Policies And Regulations
- Administrative and Professional Personnel Handbook
- Laboratory Safety Manual
- Business Policies And Procedures Manual (BPPM)
- Executive Policy Manual (EPM)
- Governor's Executive Orders