MUSIC DEVICE POLICY

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MUSIC DEVICE POLICY
The purpose of this policy is to outline the acceptable uses of music devices, including, but not limited to, iPods, MP3 players, CD players and radios with headphones (which we’ll refer to collectively throughout the Policy as “music devices”) at [insert the company’s name] (“the Company”). These rules are in place to protect workers and the Company.
Inappropriate use of music devices endangers workers. Among other things, it limits their ability to hear alarms or sirens, calls from co-workers and instructions from supervisors; distracts workers and may interfere with the proper and safe use of equipment and machinery; and poses the risk that the music devices themselves and/or accompanying headphones may get tangled in machinery or interfere with the proper use of PPE.
1. Who this Policy Applies to
This policy applies to workers, contractors, consultants, temporary workers and other workers at the Company, including all personnel affiliated with third parties working at Company facilities.
2. Prohibited Uses
Workers may not use any music device in the workplace while they are working. While in the workplace during work hours, workers are expected to focus on work, not on music.
3. Permitted Uses
Workers are permitted to use music devices while they are not working, provided that the use of those devices is confined to the Company’s break room, lunch room and offices
4. Violations of the Policy
Workers who violate this policy will be subject to disciplinary measures up to and including dismissal, depending on the circumstances.

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