Environmental Safety and Health Policy

Policy Responsibilities: Risk Management Department, Office of Sponsored Programs and Radiation Safety Office

General Responsibilities

The Risk Management Department, Office of Sponsored Programs, and the Radiation Safety Office provide support for safety efforts on campus. In this role, they track developments in environmental health and safety laws and regulations, and determine which of those requirements apply to campus activities. These offices, working in collaboration with faculty, staff and the University community, help the University meet these requirements by developing programs to be implemented by campus personnel, by direct services, or by a combination of these means.

Specific Responsibilities

A. Program Management:

Risk Management, Office of Sponsored Programs and Radiation Safety develop and manage programs to meet legal requirements and University environmental health and safety policies in the following areas.

General Safety

Chemical Safety

Biological Safety

Radiation Safety

Risk and Cost Control

B. Direct Services:

The Risk Management Department, Office of Sponsored Programs and the Radiation Safety Office provide direct safety services in the following areas to the campus.For specific information about safety questions, contact the Risk Management Department at 656-3242 or Radiation Safety Office at 656-2570.

General Safety (Risk Management Department)

Chemical Safety (Risk Management Department

Biological Safety

Radiation Safety (Radiation Safety Office)

C. Communicating with Campus:

The Risk Management Department and Radiation Safety Office are responsible for communicating with the campus about their programs and services. To this end, these departments produce a joint newsletter and are involved in the orientation process .

D. Regulatory Liaison:

The Risk Management Department, Office of Sponsored Programs and Radiation Safety Office are responsible for communicating with regulatory agencies in the environmental health and safety area on behalf of the campus. This is done with the help of University legal counsel when needed.