Occupational Health & Safety
Safety continues to be at the forefront of everything we do at Facilities Management. Because of this commitment, Facilities Management personnel have embraced the goal of becoming the safest place to work in higher education. Facilities Management Occupational Health and Safety (FM-OHS) is responsible for supporting:
- Construction safety with Project Services, Facilities Planning & Construction, Operations and Health Systems Physical Plant
- General industry safety with Operations, Project Services and Health Systems Physical Plant
- Recordkeeping for OSHA-required medical surveillance, safety and health training, air and noise sampling data, and filing workers’ compensation claims
FM-OHS is also currently working to gather predictive data so that we can be more proactive in our approach to health and safety, versus the more traditional reactive data collection based on accidents. This predictive and more proactive approach is accomplished through effective training and education, comprehensive program development and full employee engagement in the safety and health program.