Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 6 - Facilities

6.4.3 Open Flames

Minnesota West is concerned about the health/safety of its employees. Minnesota West, as a part of a state agency, also needs to be responsible stewards of the buildings/contents owned by the state of Minnesota. Therefore, open flames of any kind are not allowed in the buildings because of the risk of fire hazard. This includes candles.


Secondary to the fire hazard issue is the fragrance for those individuals that have minor irritations or allergies. This is fast becoming an OSHA issue also.


Violators of this policy will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge.

Approved by: Ron Wood, President
Date: July 1, 2003
History & Revision: