Procedure 8-1

University Environmental Health & Safety Policy

Responsible Officer: Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations

Sponsoring Department: Environmental Health & Safety

Revision Date: 21 October 2004

Errors or changes to:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to provide the safest possible environment for our students, faculty, staff and visitors. Each member of our academic community is urged to accept the challenge of maintaining an accident-free environment.

The Environmental Health & Safety office staff has the responsibility for establishing and pursuing effective environmental and occupational safety programs for the University and ensuring compliance with environmental and safety regulations. A portion of that responsibility is to identify safety and environmental deficiencies and problems and bring them to the attention of the supervisors responsible for corrective action.

Department heads, directors, managers and supervisors are responsible for safety and environmental compliance in their respective areas. Each employee is expected to fully support the safety programs, follow proper procedures, and ensure that equipment and facilities are maintained to the University's standards.