Washington State University
Environmental Health & Safety Workplace Safety

WSU’s Safety & Health Program

The program comprises the Safety Policies and Procedures Manual, college, department and area safety and health programs, and Occupational Health & Safety administered programs.  These programs help control exposures to chemical, physical and biological hazards and prevent occupational injuries and illnesses.

Colleges’, Major Areas’ or Departments’ Role

Each college, major area and/or department in develops and implements an Accident Prevention Program.  Additionally, Work Specific Safety and Health Programs, a Laboratory Safety Program and a Student Safety Program might be needed based on the activities performed by the department.

Safety Committees’ Role

Safety Committees contribute significantly to University’s safety and health, by promoting and supporting college, major area and department safety and health programs and providing a forum employees to voice concerns and identify program improvements.

Environmental Health & Safety’s Role

EH&S’s Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) program promotes and supports the University’s overall safety and health program.

OH&S assists departments, safety committees, supervisors and employees implement policies, programs and procedures by providing a number of Safety and Health Services and Resources.