Faculty and Staff Handbook

24th Edition, 2015 Version

Chapter VII: UWS and UWRF Policies

7.14 Safety and Health Policy

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls that every employee, student and visitor be afforded a safe and healthful working environment within the scope of available resources.

Employees have the right to be informed of and inquire about safe working conditions, along with having the proper tools to work safely.

It is the intent of the University to provide a mutually profitable and harmonious working environment with University employees. Therefore, the University will attempt to provide a safe work place, proper equipment and materials, and establish and monitor that proper safety procedures be practiced. Everyone has a responsibility to make safety a continuing concern. Each University employee must share in the concern regardless of the capacity in which he or she functions. The responsibility for campus safety is delegated to the Risk Management Department.