Minnesota West Policies

Chapter 6 - Facilities

6.4.5 Personal Appliances

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, personal appliances such as water coolers, coffee makers, refrigerators, stereos, electric heaters and fans all need to have ground fault protection to be used on campus.


The building services supervisor should approve all personal appliances on campus. An approval sticker will be attached to all appliances as they are approved. Unapproved appliances will be unplugged and kept in the maintenance department until removed from the campus.


Violations of this policy will result in confiscation of the appliance.


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