Administrative Services

Occupational Safety and Health Programs

The University has implemented several health and safety programs to protect employees as they carry out their work functions, and to provide a safer campus learning and work environment for all community members. The programs have been developed in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and engage employees in a process of compliance with University safety policies and procedures. Employees and Supervisors participate in OSHA-required training, safety inspections, hazard correction/elimination, injury reporting, accident/incident investigation, safety concern reporting, use of personal protective equipment, safe work practices and safety process improvements. EHS works with the Departments to implement and support these program elements.

The EHS Department administers and coordinates implementation for the following occupational health and safety programs and activities:

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Laboratory Safety & Chemical Hygiene
  • Hazard Communication
  • Fall Protection
  • Electrical Safety/Lockout-Tagout
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Injury Reporting & Incident Investigation
  • OSHA-required Training Programs
  • Workplace Safety Committee