Source: Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to the physical well being of every faculty, staff, employee, student and visitor. To accomplish this, the University will strive to comply with all federal, state and local safety, health and environmental laws and develop comprehensive safety procedures, policies and programs based on these regulations.
The University believes that the key to success in a safety and health program is the individual. This necessitates faculty, staff, employees, and students to follow all health and safety procedures and policies. Each department of the University is responsible for implementing University safety policy in compliance with federal, state and local safety, health and environmental laws. Each department of the University is responsible for developing adaptations of University standards of safe practices through standard operating procedures within their respective departments. Supervisory personnel are responsible for the safety of all persons under their direction or coming into their area.
The Director of Risk Management and Safety with the input of the Campus Safety Committee, University Police and Security, and others as deemed appropriate will develop for approval and implement safety procedures, policies and programs using available materials and resources. Other professional staff may be utilized to assist in the fulfillment of this policy.
As amended 10 October 2002