Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

Our department strives to ensure a safe environment for faculty, staff, students and guests by:

  • Assisting with coordinating compliance with all federal, state and local environmental laws.
  • Reducing or eliminating accidents, injuries or serious harm through the identification and reduction of hazards and provision of appropriate safety training.
  • Protecting the environment through the enforcement of existing rules and regulations and the promotion of procedures for the proper use and disposal of hazardous materials.

News from our department

New Employee Health and Safety Handbook published

The department has just posted its Employee Health and Safety Handbook. Download it now!

PDF icon Employee Health and Safety Guidelines

Health and safety guidelines

Summary information about safety plans, dig permits, fire detection systems, OSHA compliance, electrical safety and more. Health and safety guidelines

Use-of-drones process defined

To ensure University compliance with FAA regulations, a drone use approval process has been developed. An application must be completed for all University-owned drones and for drones contracted through a third party for University business. If you have any questions, contact Mark Beers, coordinator of emergency management, at 330-972-2633 or beers1@uakron.edu.