|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 6, 2013|
University of Louisville
OP-T2-36: Prohibiting Idling
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[former] Associate VP for Business Affairs
Has the institution adopted a policy prohibiting idling?:
A brief description of the policy:
This shall apply to all vehicles owned by the University of Louisville or its affiliates or operated by any employee or contractor of the university during the course of their job duties at the university. All UofL personnel or agents of UofL that operate a vehicle or powered equipment shall be made aware of this policy prior to operations and refreshed as necessary.
All vehicles should be turned off when not in use or when the driver leaves the vehicle for any length of time. Equipment should not be left idling more than 1 minute and should be turned off unless doing so would hurt its operation.
• Vehicles at job sites requiring the use of emergency lights or other powered accessories to accomplish their assignment.
• Department of Public Safety vehicles are exempted during emergency and training situations.
• Inclement weather situations where the supervisor authorizes the use of the vehicle/equipment heater-defroster for the work crew’s comfort when the temperature is below freezing or over 90 degrees. In these situations vehicle may idle for 5 minutes for heating/cooling. At no time should the vehicle be left unattended.
The website URL where information about the policy is available: