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The Safety Committee

The Safety Committee is an advisory committee to the Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology. Members are appointed by the Vice President for Business, Finance and Technology. The committee is responsible for advising the Vice President on matters of policy and procedure for safety issues on the campus including the following:

  • Emergency response
  • Disaster planning
  • Hazard communication
  • Training programs
  • Confined spaces
  • Safety handbooks
  • Eyewear policies
  • Contractor safety issues
  • Campus eyewash installation
  • Fire drills and escape procedures
  • Building renovations
  • Smoking policies
  • Snow removal
  • Snow policies
  • Traffic and parking
  • Accident reporting
  • Property damage reports
  • Student health and safety
  • Employee labor laws
  • Workers compensation
  • Vaccination and shots programs
  • Environmental compliance
  • Indoor air quality
  • Asbestos
  • Fire Aid and CPR training
  • Fire extinguisher system
  • Fire extinguisher training

The Committee is currently chaired by the Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance (x5428). Committee members include representatives from the following departments:

  • Athletics
  • Automotive Services
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Business and Finance
  • Campus Center Operations & Conferences
  • Campus Safety and Police
  • Chemical Hygiene
  • Construction Management
  • Food Services
  • Greek Life
  • Health Services
  • Human Resources
  • Physical Plant
  • Purchasing
  • Residence Life
  • Telecommunications

The Safety Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • Members should attend all meetings and support all committee activities.
  • To aid in the development of university safety policies.
  • Will make monthly inspections of the university and make recommendations necessary to correct unsafe acts or conditions.
  • Committee should review and discuss all accident reports having occurred during the previous month. Should also determine whether or not effective corrective action has been taken to prevent a recurrence.
  • Review and select various safety training and motivational programs and make recommendations for their use to management.
  • Investigate new equipment and processes for hazards.
  • Assist staff in evaluating safety equipment such as clothing, protective devices, etc.
  • Minutes should be kept for each meeting with a copy sent to each member. A review of previous meeting minutes should be made to check action on outstanding business.

The Safety Committee meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 8:15 am at Harden Cafeteria. Safety Committee Minutes are recorded and distributed to all members. Copies of all minutes starting from 1989 are maintained in the Assistant Vice President of Business and Finance Office. All committee members have a "Safety" notebook for maintaining safety policies and meeting minutes.