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    Appropriate protective headgear must be worn by any employee who operates a motorcycle, scooter/moped, Segway, or bicycle on University business as follows:

    • Motorcyclists and operators of a moped or scooter must wear a properly fastened helmet that meets the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) FMVSS 218 standards. Helmets that meet FMVSS 218 have a manufacturer-applied sticker on the outside rear of the helmet with the letters “DOT”.
    • Bicyclists and Segway operators must wear a United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved bicycle helmet.
    • Helmets must be sized to fit the wearer snugly, yet comfortably.
    • The helmet should have no obvious defects such as cracks, loose padding or frayed straps. A helmet impacted in an accident must be replaced regardless of its visual condition.
    • The helmet must be securely fastened when riding.
    • A plastic shatter-resistant face shield is recommended and can help protect one’s face in a crash. It also provides protection from wind, dust, dirt, rain, insects and debris. Eye protection is required under Florida law for anyone operating a motorcycle.