Building Code Enforcement Policy
- Vaccination Policy for Research Personnel
- Trenching and Excavation Policy
- Tractor & Roll Over Protection Structures (ROPS) Safety Policy
- Temporary Structures on Campus (Including Tents)
- Student Shop Safety Policy
- Shop Safety & Machine Guarding Policy
- Respiratory Protection Policy
- Recreational Use of the Lake Alice Watershed Policy
- Q Fever/Coxiella burnetii in Sheep, Goats and Cattle Control Policy
- Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklifts)
- Portable Power Tool Safety
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Occupational Safety Forms
- Natural Gas Leaks Policy
- Motorcycle, Scooter (Includes E-Scooters)/Moped, Segway and Bicycle Use by Employees: Personal Protective Equipment Policy
- Minors in Research Laboratories, Clinics, or Animal Facilities
- Mercury Spills
- Lead Paint Policy
- Lab Closeout Policy
- Indoor Environmental Quality Policy
- Hot Work Safety Policy
- Heat Stress Policy
- Hearing Conservation Policy
- Hazardous Energy Control (Lock out/Tag out) Policy
- Hazard Communication Policy
- Golf Cart Policy
- Feral Cats & Other Wild Animals Living on Campus Policy
- Fall Protection Policy
- Electronics Reuse/Recycle
- Drones & Unmanned Aircraft System Policy
- Dive Boat Safety Policy – Responsibilities
- Contractor Health and Safety Requirement Policy
- Confined Space Entry Policy
- Compressed Gas Cylinders Use and Storage
- Compressed Gas Cylinders Condensed Safety Rules
- Chain Saw Safety Policy
- Building Code Enforcement Policy
- Biological Waste Disposal Policy
- Biohazards Medical Monitoring Policy
- Bicycles and Other Transportation Vehicles in University Buildings
- Basic Electrical Safety Policy
- Asbestos Policy
- Asbestos Floor Tile Policy
- 3D Printer Policy
- 12 & 15 Passenger Van Policy
- Service Animals in Labs
- UF EH&S Policy
The objective of this policy is to establish and implement a building code enforcement program for the University of Florida to protect life, health, and welfare in the built environment. This protection shall be provided through the state of Florida’s implementation of the Florida Building Code and the application of the performance based standards contained within it. The program shall be administered through review of plans and specifications and on-site construction inspections as required to insure compliance with State Of Florida codes and standards.
Florida law and regulations require that all new buildings constructed and modifications to existing buildings be reviewed and inspected for compliance with adopted building codes and standards. The policy requires all University entities charged with building construction, repair, or modifications including but not limited to E&G, Health Center, Shands, IFAS, Housing, UAA, Greek Housing, or UF Foundation on University owned property to submit construction plans and specifications for review by the University’s Building Code Administrator. No construction may begin until a building permit has been issued for said project and appropriate fees have been received.
Minor repairs may be made with the written approval of the Building Code Administrator without a permit, provided that such repairs shall not violate any of the provisions of the Florida Building Code.
For buildings outside of Alachua County, EH&S may contract with qualified outside inspection agencies for inspections of construction projects. Plan review shall be performed by the University’s Building Code Administrator or designee.
By authority delegated from the University President, the Vice-President for Business Affairs is responsible for the safety of all University facilities. Under this authority, policies are developed to provide a safe teaching, research, service, housing and recreational environment.
Architects, engineers, University design professionals shall prepare documents in accordance with the requirements of the currently adopted Florida Building Code.
The appropriate Facilities Design office shall forward the electronic construction documents to EH&S for review.
EH&S shall review the construction documents for code compliance. EH&S will return comments to the submitting agency or issue a “letter of code compliance”.
The GC/CM or department shall apply for the building permit.
EH&S will review the building permit application and issue a building permit if all information supplied is acceptable and complete.
EH&S shall perform inspections at the request of the permit holder/contractor of record.
After the building is substantially complete and all required inspections have been performed, the building official will issue the appropriate certificate of completion or certificate of occupancy.