The Department of Environmental Health and Safety supports Southern Oregon University’s mission by providing leadership, resources, and services to ensure a safe and healthful campus environment. The Department develops, establishes and administers policies and procedures for environmental compliance, health and safety to ensure the University’s compliance with relevant federal, state and local laws, regulatory guidelines, and industry standards.
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.
In partnership with University faculty and staff, we continue to develop and implement cooperative services and programs that ensure adequate employee training, monitor potentially hazardous conditions, provide health and safety resources and timely assistance, manage hazardous and radioactive wastes, and facilitate regulatory compliance.
To achieve the highest standards of excellence in technical support, information and training programs, consulting services, and auditing of health, safety, and environmental practices.