Through innovation, compliance, and best practices, we will be premier leaders in the areas of environmental health and safety by: having a workplace free of injuries and hazardous exposures, preventing any adverse impact to the environment, and providing services of the highest quality to all associated institutions.
We promote this vision by providing education, training, and the health and safety logic behind our programs with an overarching goal of the prevention of illness and injury and protection of the environment.
University Environmental Health and Safety is dedicated to preserving the health and safety of the university community and protecting the environment by promoting a culture of safety and demonstrating professional excellence.
We are dedicated to providing professional leadership in the evolution, development, implementation, and operation of comprehensive environmental health and safety programs to prevent injuries and illnesses and protect the environment. This will be achieved through quality customer service, research, application of best practices, technical assistance, and education.
The mission is accomplished by department staff providing technical guidance, compliance assistance, quality assurance, remediation oversight, and training to the campus community, associated institutions and the general public when appropriate. Department staff strives to manage environmental, health, and safety issues by giving them the highest priority, utilizing best management practices and adhering to departmental values.
Staff will practice their profession by following recognized scientific principles and management practices, factually informing affected parties of their findings in an honest, straightforward manner, exhibiting the highest level of integrity and honesty while never compromising the public's welfare. Staff will strive to be involved in continual education and professional development, to provide superior customer service in all areas, to perform service only in the areas of their competence and maintain information as confidential when appropriate.