Buildings and Security

HERBICIDES AND PESTICIDES

Management of buildings and grounds will minimize the need for pest control. This includes maintenance of healthy plants, proper watering, fertilizing, pruning, and mowing practices to minimize stress and to reduce susceptibility to insects, disease, and weeds. The use of herbicides/pesticides on library grounds and in library buildings will be minimized by management techniques to reduce the need for herbicides/pesticides, and by adherence to the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Individuals using library facilities will be protected from unnecessary exposure to herbicides/pesticides. If their use becomes necessary, staff will be notified and notices will be posted. The Ann Arbor District Library will not use pesticides or herbicides which are on the Michigan Restricted Use Products List.

Herbicide/pesticide application will occur only under the direction and supervision of the Facilities Manager.

Policy adopted by the Ann Arbor District Library Board December 12, 1995
Revisions adopted June 19, 2006


MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS PURPOSE

In the interests of economical management as well as for the purpose of creating an atmosphere conducive to learning and working, protecting the safety of patrons and employees, and developing public confidence and pride, the District Library Board expects a high standard maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment to prevail. It assumes that such property will be controlled and maintained in accordance with the established body of Regulations and Operating Procedures.

Policy adopted by the Ann Arbor District Library Board December 12, 1995


SMOKE-FREE POLICY

In accordance with the Michigan Clean Indoor Air Act (Public Act 368 of 1978), and the Washtenaw County Regulation Eliminating Smoking in Public and Private Worksites and Public Spaces, Section 1005, the Ann Arbor District Library Board declares it to be the policy of the Ann Arbor District Library that all buildings, indoor facilities, and vehicles be smoke-free. This policy includes, but is not limited to, all employees and visitors.

The Ann Arbor District Library is dedicated to providing a healthy, comfortable, and productive environment for staff and visitors and members of the community. Smoking has been proven dangerous to both users and persons exposed to "second-hand smoke," -environmental tobacco smoke (ETS).

Copies of this policy shall be distributed to all employees and contractors. Prominent signs displaying the following statement will be posted at all entrances throughout the buildings, and indoor facilities, and in vehicles.

    SMOKING IS PROHIBITED IN THIS BUILDING/INDOOR FACILITY/VEHICLE PURSUANT TO THE MICHIGAN CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT.

Rules and regulations for the enforcement of this policy shall include a procedure for complaints, investigations, and enforcement action to which violators are subject. The district will provide assistance to employees who wish to stop smoking.

Policy adopted by the Ann Arbor District Library Board December 12, 1995
Revisions adopted June 19, 2006