Campus Safety and Security

Safety Policy

Section: Campus Safety and Security Policies
Policy Name: Safety Policy
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Origination Date: April 30, 1984
Revisions: June 5, 1989; December 18, 1991; March 1, 1996; January 4, 2006
Legacy Policy Number: 7-01
  1. POLICYThe policy of the University of Delaware is to provide the university community with a safe and healthful work environment. Serious attempts will be made to minimize recognizable hazards. It is the intent of the University to comply with all environmental health, safety, and fire regulations and recommended practices.

    The implementation of this policy is the responsibility of the managerial and supervisory staff. Vice Presidents, Deans, Directors, Chairpersons, Heads of Offices, Laboratory Supervisors and other supervisory personnel will be held accountable for the health and safety of employees engaged in activities under their supervision. Supervisors must insist that employees and contracted personnel comply with health and safety rules and work in a safe and considerate manner. Fostering a positive attitude towards health and safety shall be the responsibility of supervisory staff.

    Employees, faculty, and students must understand their responsibility is to comply with health and safety rules issued by the University, their departments, and their supervisors. Employees, faculty, and students are encouraged to report all unsafe conditions to their supervisors.

    The Department of Environmental Health and Safety has the authority to assure overall compliance with the intent of this policy. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety also functions in an advisory and consultative capacity providing a wide variety of occupational health and safety services. Their assistance should be sought by any office, department, employee, faculty member, student, or supervisor who experiences an environmental health or safety problem. Health and Safety information is readily available through the EH & S web site or by calling 831-8475.