(a) It is recognized that some positions at times involve intrinsically hazardous working conditions, justifying “hazard pay”. “Hazard pay” is pay additional to the normal hourly pay for the position, payable to employees while actually engaged in the hazardous activities. Upon the recommendation of a department head, the Executive Director may grant hazard pay differentials to employees who are temporarily exposed to unusually hazardous working conditions and where the following conditions are met:

(1) The exposure of unusually hazardous working conditions is temporary;

(2) The degree of hazard is severe, or most severe.

authorized as

(b) Hazard pay has been follows:

(1) Utility linemen working on utility poles 45 feet high or higher, $0.50 per hour of time on such poles;

(2) Utility linemen working “hot” lines, regardless of heigh t, $0.75 per hour of time on “hot” lines;

(3) Utility linemen are entitled to receive pay for both high-pole and “hot” line work for each hour of work under such conditions;

(4) In computing hours spent at work calling for “hazard pay”, fractional hours shall accrue in quarter-hour segments.

History: Rule 11-84, eff 19 Dec 84, (part).