Occupational Health & Safety
For Facilities Management employees
The mission of the Occupational Health and Safety department at the University of Virginia Facilities Management supports and facilitates a safe and healthful workplace for FM employees, contractors, students, faculty, staff, and visitors through an approach that emphasizes prevention through design, hazard recognition and control, training, collaboration, and outreach.
About Facilities Management Occupational Health & Safety
Safety is 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.
- Safety and health training, air and noise sampling, and processing employee incident/injury reports, including coordinating with UVA Worker’s Compensation staff.
FM-OHS is proactive in our approach to health and safety. This is accomplished through effective training and education, comprehensive program development, and full employee engagement in the safety and health program. We actively work with our contractor partners and subcontractors to ensure FM personnel and all University employees, students, and visitors remain safe around construction and renovation projects that involve outside contractors and other third parties.