UB Commits to Health and Safety

Published June 2, 2016

The Commitment to Health and Safety in the Working and Learning Environment Policy, approved and signed by President Tripathi, is available in the University Policy Library

Policy Overview

This policy establishes the university's commitment to maintaining a safe, secure and healthy living, learning and working environment for all its constituents. Faculty, staff, students and other members of the university community must conduct university operations in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, as well as university health and safety policies and standards.

Policy Revisions

The policy reaffirms the university's commitment to promoting a safe and environmentally sound campus environment that is conducive to the highest level of education and research. At the university, safety is everyone's responsibilty. All members of the university community should be familiar with their safety responsibilities, follow safety practices, act proactively to prevent accidents and injuries, communicate hazards to supervisors and be prepared for emergencies that may occur in the workplace.

Applicability

This policy applies to all members of the university community including but not limited to faculty, staff, students, volunteers, trainees, supplemental staff employed through contract agencies or outside trade unions, vendors, guests and visitors.

Guidance

Questions can be directed to Environment, Health & Safety Services at 716-829-3301.