Environmental Health and Safety

Safety Committees

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"Zero Harm" is our goal - no one hurt or injured. Like the concept of zero waste, zero harm is an ambitious target especially for an institution with over 17,000 employees, but it's also a goal we would like to achieve.

One initiative of Zero Harm is the formation of Safety Committees. Safety Committees explore safety issues in departments, program areas, or workspaces and may act as advisors to the directors or supervisors of these groups.  Participation in a Safety Committee is voluntary.  The committees usually meet on a monthly basis.  Safety Committees make recommendations and work with administrative staff to bring identified safety issues to resolution.  

Picture of Housing and Food Safety Committee.

Division of Housing and Food Safety Committee

Safety Committee Video

Resources for Starting a Safety Committee

Examples of Safety Committees on Campus

Examples of Chemical Engineering Safety Committee Posters

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Examples of Safety Committee Initiatives



Safety Committee initiative before. Steps without handrailing.Safety Committee initiative after. Steps with handrailing.