Environmental, Health, and Safety Responsibilities of Supervisors
Effective through August 15, 2011
Each supervisor, in collaboration with his or her unit head or their designees, has specific responsibilities toward providing a work environment free from environmental, health and safety hazards for those supervised.
Supervisors' responsibilities include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following:
- Providing information about relevant environmental, health, and safety rules, regulations, standards, or practices.
- Assuring that required safety-related equipment and personal protective devices are provided, maintained, and used.
- Taking prompt action when unsafe acts or hazardous conditions are reported or noted.
- Providing or arranging for environmental, health, and safety training and education as needed.
- Promptly investigating and reporting all on-the-job accidents and/or job-related health problems and requesting medical treatment, if needed.
- Promptly reporting any spills or releases to the environment or any observed illicit environmental actions.
- Taking prompt action to prevent and clean up spills to the environment. Encouraging and training employees to use recommended best management practices to prevent and reduce pollution on campus.
- Requesting the assistance of the next higher level of supervision regarding budget requests for environmental, health, and safety improvements.
Further questions concerning this policy statement should be directed to the Division of Research Safety, 333-2755 and the Division of Safety & Compliance, 265-9828.