Supervisors and Managers

Supervisors and Managers Safety

An important part of any successful safety program is the individual workplace supervisor, be it the faculty member in the classroom, laboratory, or shop; the maintenance foreman on the job; or the administrative department head in an office.

Get Started

  • Read EHS Policy 703, Incident Prevention PIM 26, and Incident Reporting PIM 27.
  • Complete assigned supervisor safety training, ensure direct reports complete required and recommended safety training.
  • Review the list of safety services and submit a safety service request form if EHS assistance is needed.
  • Complete a self-inspection of your employee’s work environment and correct safety issues as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days.
  • Model safe work practices for the employees you supervise.
  • Supply employees with the appropriate equipment.
  • Investigate reported safety issues and enforce safety rules.
  • Review the list of departments with special EHS considerations and submit a safety service request form if your department is listed (consultative compliance review).


Certain areas of University activity have been identified as requiring special attention to environmental health and safety compliance. The EHS office works directly with these departments to integrate safety compliance requirements into existing departmental operations. Please contact the designated EHS contact for more information.

Safety Services

  • Audits (compliance programs)
  • Consultative compliance review, authorization, or permit
  • Disposal (hazardous, universal, radiation, lead, mercury waste)
  • Emergency spill clean-up
  • Emergency preparedness, evacuation diagrams/maps, or drills
  • Ergonomic assessment
  • Exposure sampling (asbestos, noise, indoor air quality, chemicals, radiation, heat, dust, mold)
  • Inspection (building, laboratory, machine shop, AED, PPE, fume hoods, gas meters, fire protection systems, radiation survey)
  • Investigation (injury incidents, safety concerns, fire)
  • Occupational health clearance (bloodborne pathogens hep B vaccine, hearing, respiratory)
  • Safety Equipment (delivery, installation, testing, calibration, removal)
  • Signs and labels
  • Training