Safety Policy and Statement
The policy of the University of Richmond is to provide a safe and healthy environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It is the intent of the University to comply with all federal and state regulations.
Safety Is Everybody's Responsibility
While the overall responsibility for campus safety belongs to the University, each individual has a personal responsibility for the prevention of campus accidents. Accordingly, all faculty and staff are to ensure that safe and healthful conditions and procedures are provided and followed in their areas of control.
All employees are responsible for working safely and for reporting all unsafe conditions to their immediate supervisors. Supervisors are responsible for supervising and training their employees. This includes proper procedures, work practices, and safe methods to perform the job. Supervisors must enforce University policy and take immediate corrective action to eliminate hazardous conditions and practices.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety Services has the authority to ensure overall compliance with the intent of this policy. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety Services also functions in an advisory and consultative capacity, providing a variety of occupational health and safety services. Their assistance should be sought by any department, employee, faculty member, student, or supervisor who requires guidance in any safety area.