Occupational Health & Safety

Prompt reporting of workplace incidents is a critical step in preventing future accidents and eliminates delays in Workers Compensation benefits to employees.

See the Incident Reporting program for reporting protocols.

Safety Inspections

Safety inspections are conducted periodically in areas by EHS and individual departments. View a copy of the Safety Inspection Checklist used by EHS for more information.

Personal Protective Equipment

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) administers and enforces the standards to ensure employee health and safety in the workplace. Included within the standards are requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE).

Personal Protective Equipment protects many parts of the body from injury. The appropriate personal protective equipment must be worn for the job you are performing. When working with hazardous materials, the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) identifies the appropriate PPE to wear. Personal protective equipment you may be required to wear includes gloves, safety glasses, hard hats, respirators, chemical protective clothing and safety shoes or boots.

Responsibilities include:

  • Each department shall identify potential hazards of job tasks, furnish personal protective equipment to employees and implement an enforcement policy.
  • Encourage employees to value their personal safety and look out for fellow workers.
  • Involve employees in the selection process.
  • Educate and train employees about the need, use and care of PPE.
  • Verify training in writing with the employees name, date of training, and subject of certification.

Chemical Safety

Proper chemical handling is imperative to chemical safety. View the Hazard Communication Program to be aware of safe measures related to chemical use.

Lab Safety

View the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Plan

Bloodborne Pathogens & Exposure Control

View our document on Bloodborne Pathogens & Exposure Control for more information.