The University of Tennessee Policies on Safety and Health


EFFECTIVE: 3/15/86

The University of Tennessee will recognize all applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations as they pertain to fire and electrical safety in the protection of life and property. Appropriate standards and recommendations promulgated by federal, state and local agencies and accrediting organizations shall serve as guidelines for the establishment of policies and standards applicable to the University and its various campuses, locations or health care facilities. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the Standard Fire Prevention Code, will serve as the basis for the University's policy and standards for fire and electrical safety.

Each campus, location or health care facility will be expected to cooperate with the local fire prevention authorities to the extent possible. Each campus, location or health care facility will establish a program for the inspection of each premises location for the purpose of identification and correction of fire hazards and the testing of fire suppressant equipment and systems.