(Approved by the Executive Director of Health Sciences Administration by authority of Executive Order No. 1)
WISHA requires that management establish, supervise, and effectively enforce the following practices:
For the purposes of compliance with WISHA standards and to provide a safe and healthful working environment for employees, the University has assigned responsibility for occupational health and safety as follows:
and DeansThese individuals are responsible
for directing all units within their respective areas
to establish and administer occupational safety and
health programs. Assistance in the grouping of work
areas into organizational units for the purpose of
establishing safety programs is provided by the Environmental
Health and Safety Department (EH&S).
Directors, Chairs, and SupervisorsEach
of these individuals is responsible for safety
performance in their respective units (as referenced
in the Executive Order No. 55).
HeadsThese individuals are advised to designate
one person, plus an alternate, to act as a department
coordinator for health and safety. This individual
is to be responsible for implementing department safety
and health programs and for acting as liaison between
the department and EH&S.
|4)||Assistant Vice President for Facilities ServicesUnder the authority of the Executive Vice President, this individual is responsible for ensuring that structures, associated utilities, and grounds meet applicable standards.|
University safety policy states that faculty and staff are responsible for using required safety equipment, for following safe work practices, and for the safety of other employees and students under their supervision.
WISHA standards require that employees:
EH&S assists departments in identifying safety hazards, developing occupational safety and health programs, reporting fatalities and multiple injuries to L&I, conducting safety inspections and accident investigations, and correcting conditions of noncompliance. It also advises employee groups as to their responsibilities and rights under WISHA. EH&S has been designated as the University's representative in dealing with L&I on matters concerning the act. Questions concerning the act or its implementation should be directed to EH&S, 2065437262. See Administrative Policy Statement 10.1, for a description of EH&S services.