In Your Workplace

Faculty and staff should be mindful of potential risks in a workplace and take appropriate action to protect your personal health. UB Environment, Health & Safety can provide guidance to protect UB workers from adverse health effects due to these, and other, environmental causes.

  • Accident Reporting
    UB strives to maintain safe workplaces. In spite of best efforts, you may suffer a work-related injury, illness or disability at work that makes you eligible for workers' compensation benefits.
  • Air Quality and Ventilation
    Understand UB’s air quality and ventilation practices.
  • Asbestos and Lead
    Tests for lead based paint or asbestos in building materials on campus are conducted in accordance with federal and state regulations.
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
    Cleaning and disinfecting of most public spaces at UB is the responsibility of University Facilities’ custodial team. This team works hard to routinely clean and disinfect all UB public spaces in accordance with CDC and Department of Health guidelines.
  • Ergonomics
    Get help in setting up your work space in an ergonomically correct manner.
  • Food Event
    All campus events where food is served or sold must have an approved Food Service Permit.
  • Handwashing
    The university provides and maintains hand hygiene stations campus-wide, including handwashing areas with soap, running warm water, and disposable paper towels or air dryers, as well as an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing 60% or more alcohol for public areas where handwashing is not feasible.
  • Mold
    Get facts about mold and learn what to do if you see it in your work area.
  • Noise
    Information about noise in your workplace.
  • Public Restrooms
    University Facilities continues to be committed to designing and renovating campus public restrooms with accessible, inclusive and comfortable designs.
  • Visual and Performing Arts
    How to minimize hazards in the art world.