Utah State University is a thriving campus of 24,421 students, 865 faculty and 1,980 full time staff, and every single person is affected by health and safety issues.
Student researchers, facilities and maintenance workers, and faculty and office staff should all be familiar with the rules and regulations that help keep them safe.
This includes everything from handling hazardous chemicals to operating heavy machinery to working in an ergonomic environment. The EH&S Office helps everyone stay safe.
The EH&S Office, in cooperation with the Chemical Hygiene Committee, are developing an emergency response information book for each building owned, leased, or used by the university. These books contain evacuation information, utility shut-off information, contact information, ventilation information, and the location and type of hazardous materials located in each building.
Since a state-run OSHA program covers USU, there are additional regulations above and beyond the federal OSHA rules. These regulations may be found at the Utah Labor Commission’s web site. The purpose of all these standards is to provide the minimum requirements for the workplace that will provide a reasonably safe and healthy work environment
The goal of EH&S is to work with USU faculty, students and staff to ensure they have a healthy and safe work environment that allows them to perform their work and do so in compliance with the applicable safety and health regulations.
To preserve life safety and reduce the risk of fire, the use of candles and other open flame devices in Utah State University buildings is prohibited unless specifically approved by the university fire marshal. Such approval must be requested for:
- Theatrical or other entertaining arts performances.
- Dining and food service areas.
- Special religious ceremonies.
- Educational and research purposes.
- Other purposes as may appear necessary.
Once specifically approved for use in a laboratory or dining facility, the same or same type of open flame device may be used on multiple occasions without re-approval.