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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.


Environmental Health and Safety appreciates your ideas and input. Please let us know if you spot any safety  improvement opportunities


Environmental Health & Safety

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Risk Management


Are you have an on campus event?  

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

Are you traveling out of the country?

               for business?

               non 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.