It is University policy to comply with all applicable health, safety and environmental protection laws, regulations and requirements.

Reason for Policy

The purpose of the Environmental Health & Safety policy is to formalize Adelphi University’s commitment to provide a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors of our campus community and to define a strategy for achieving and maintaining university-wide compliance with all environmental, health, and safety laws and regulations.

Who is Governed by this Policy

Faculty and Staff

Policy

Adelphi University is committed to maintaining the safest and healthiest environment possible for faculty, staff, students and visitors. Faculty, staff and students have an obligation to take all reasonable precautions to prevent foreseeable injury to themselves and other employees and students in the facilities of this institution, and to make safety a workplace priority. It is incumbent upon the University community to avoid unsafe acts while on the University campus or at other affiliated sites, and to avoid conditions resulting in the creation of environmental hazards.

Procedures

The supervisor has the responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy working and educational environment for employees, students and visitors. If a supervisor is aware of any safety or health concerns (such as a falling ceiling tile, broken glass, copier toner spill, broken desk leg, etc.) he/she must contact the appropriate department for repair or clean-up. If a supervisor is unsure which area should be notified, he/she should contact the Director of Environmental Health and Safety at extension 3242.

Additionally, if a supervisor is aware of an employee who is/has not followed the appropriate safety measures, or is not wearing the proper safety equipment, he/she must take action appropriate to the seriousness of the safety/health violation.

Supervisors are responsible for ensuring that employees they supervise receive the necessary health and safety training, as required by OSHA, and any other oversight body.

Definitions

This policy does not have definitions associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Forms

This policy does not have forms associated with it at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Related Information

This policy does not have related information at this time. Upon periodic policy review this area will be evaluated to determine if additional information is needed to supplement the policy.

Policy Owner

Document History

This section must contain the following dates or placeholders for future dates:

  • Last Reviewed Date: December 7, 2020
  • Last Revised Date: December 7, 2020
  • Policy Origination Date: N/A
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