Safety Resources and Recognitions
To help ensure your safety, read about our available safety equipment, our safety recognition program and other resources.
- To request the purchase of safety equipment for your shop or zone, fill out the safety equipment request form.
- Safety stencils are available for you to use on any Facilities Services or Project Management and Construction Services property. To borrow any of these 24"x24" stencils, contact Sammy Pipes at 512-471-7183.
Safety Recognition Program
The Safety Recognition Program distinguishes employees for following safety procedures and minimizing accidents on the job, and rewards them with incentive items. Because safety is essential in the workplace, the program's goal is to motivate employees to be proactive, increase safety awareness, and recognize those who go above and beyond in keeping our work environment safe.
Supervisors can fill out a nomination form to nominate a Facilities Services or Project Management and Construction Services employee to receive a safety incentive item. The incentive items awarded to employees depend on the level of safety recognition they receive. Following are the criteria for the three levels of safety recognition:
Level One Recognition can be earned by employees who meet the following criteria:
- Employee has submitted safety observations/reported concerns that have been evaluated/approved by a safety coordinator
- Employee is a Safety Council member
- Employee has received on-the-spot acknowledgement of safety acts (this means the supervisor has recommended the employee with assistant/associate director approval)
Level Two Recognition can be earned by employees who meet the following criteria:
- Employee has submitted high-priority-level safety suggestions that have been evaluated/approved by the director
- Employee has attended at least two safety-related brown-bag sessions in a six-month period
Level Three Recognition can be earned by employees who meet the following criteria:
- Employee has submitted safety suggestions that are significant to life and health, and have been evaluated/approved by the director
- Employee has attended at least four safety-related brown-bag sessions in a six-month period
Use the below resources to learn more about safety issues.
- Napo series of films - Produced with entertaining computer graphics, these films feature culture/language-neutral characters in the world of work who are faced with safety issues. NOTE: When you open the link to the films, you are entering an external website.
- Environmental Health and Safety (EHS)-You can use the EHS website to find useful information about safety issues on The University of Texas at Austin campus.
- Fire Prevention Services (FPS)-You can use the FPS website to learn valuable information about preventing fires both in the workplace and at home.
- National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). You can use the NIOSH website to learn about preventing work-related illnesses and injuries.
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). You can use the OSHA website to learn about the U.S. Department of Labor's occupational safety and health regulations and initiatives.
- Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSH). You can use the TDSH website to learn about health and safety issues relevant to Texas.
- University Police (UTPD). You can use The University of Texas at Austin Police Department website as a resource on crime prevention and law enforcement on campus.