Safety and Compliance

Safety and Compliance promotes safe and environmentally sound work practices that advance the university's mission and interests by advising and consulting with faculty, staff, and students.

Occupational Safety & Health

The department provides consultation, training, and advising services to campus units regarding workplace safety and health.

Environmental Compliance

Departmental staff assist campus units in complying with federal, state, and local environmental regulations concerning air, land, and water pollution, and promotes environmental stewardship through conservation initiatives.

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The Safety and Compliance division is always available to answer your general environmental or occupational health and safety questions.

Also, we encourage you to provide feedback about our services and share your experiences with staff by taking a brief online survey.

Environmental Compliance Metrics

Clean Air Act Title V Permit Program – Percent Compliance

 Operate campus emission units in accordance with 537 permit requirements.  Clean Air Act Image (1)

Clean Air Act Title V Permit Program – Malfunction/Deviation

Occurs when operations are not in
compliance with permit conditions.
 Clean Air Act Image (2)
Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC) Program  

Minimize the quantity and severity of
accidental spills through annual training.

 Spill Prevention Metric 21
 MS4 Storm Sewer Permit Program Conduct campus operations in
accordance with minimum control
measures to reduce stormwater pollution.
 Stormwater MS4
 Abbott Power Plant Wastewater Treatment Program Operate Abbott’s wastewater system in accordance with permit requirements.  Abbott Monthly Wastewater
    Metrics updated in FY21 

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Metrics

OSH tracks and maintains departmental performance data to measure the level of service provided to campus customers. A report detailing FY2019-2020 performance-based metrics can be viewed at OSH also tracks a number of safety and health metrics to monitor performance over time and benchmark campus performance with the universities, colleges, and trade schools industry. Target metrics are presented in the links below.

OSHA Program Summary Report: FY2019-2020 
Number of Injury/Illness Cases Trends  Decrease the total number of recordable cases and DART cases.   numberofinjuryillness 
Total Recordable Incident Rate   Decrease the TRIR and remain below the benchmark industry average. totalrecordableincident 


 Decrease the DART rate and remain below the benchmark industry average.  dart

Lost Time Days

Decrease the number of lost time days.  losttimedays
    Metrics updated in FY21