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Environmental Health & Safety, Risk Management, Workers Compensation Reporting



As stewards of the University’s human, physical and environmental resources, our goal is to provide consultation, programs, and services that:

  • prevent accidents and minimize risks,
  • minimize human exposure to hazardous agents and conditions,
  • protect the environment through responsible waste management and active waste reduction,
  • prevent the spread of disease from unsanitary conditions,
  • conserve resources.


Environmental Health and Safety,  Risk Management and Benefits (Workers Comp.) appreciates your ideas and input. Please let us know if you spot any safety  improvement opportunities


Environmental Health & Safety

Welcome to the Environmental Health & Safety section.  In this are you will be able to take any mandatory training, find information on open flame use, how to report a concern, and other data. 





TRAININGS:  Below is a list of the online trainings offered.  Please make sure you record your attendance at the training and submit that record to the Environmental Health & Safety Officer.

              Fire Extinguisher:     

              Hazardous Materials:         

              Bloodborne Pathogens:

               Safe Lifting:

               Ladder use:

               Slips, Trips and Falls:

Building Manager Inspection Checklist:  Building Manager Checklist



Risk Management - Insurance guidelines


Open Flame Use

 Open Flame Procedure.   Please read the guidelines and procedures before applying for an open flame permit.


If you having an on campus event, these are the forms to be completed and submitted.  Forms must be submitted before the event is permitted. 

           OUS Event Detail Form

           Certificate of Insurance request

Is your event off campus, but is hosted by SOU?

Are you traveling out of the country?

               for business?

               not for business?



Do you need to file a Risk Management claim (not Workers Compensation)?




Workers Compensation


Member of the Public

 Southern Oregon University values the community, and their efforts in advising the University of any safety issues they observe.  It is hoped that you will find the information here useful, and the form easy to use.  Please know a representative from SOU will be in touch with you within 24 hour business hours.