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Everyone is Responsible for Safety at UT


About EHS

To ensure the safest, most healthful and environmentally responsible learning and work environment of any institution of higher learning.
As the state’s flagship university, we have an unwavering emphasis on safety where all students, faculty, and staff are safety leaders. We accomplish this by empowering and sustaining an employee & student-centric approach to taking risks safely and infusing an organic safety culture permanently into the organization.
The EHS program is designed to create a healthful and safe atmosphere for study, research, service and employment, and to promote good health and safety practices. Our commitment to the health and safety of our employees, contractors, students, and community is uncompromising.
  • Coordinate a comprehensive and continuing accident prevention and health maintenance effort compatible with the university’s strategic vision.
  • Demonstrate that safety is a core value of the institution through leadership articulation about its importance, open and ongoing public dialogue, and recognition of leading by example.
  • Engage campus stakeholders in promoting collaborative campus safety policies, plans, and procedures that emphasize safety.
  • Ensure transparency about safety roles, responsibilities, and accountability.
  • Promote assessment, lessons-learned sharing and continuous improvement, respecting contributions to these processes from all levels of the university.
  • Become a safety culture leader among peer institutions.
  • Deliver effective, comprehensive education and training that supports the safety culture and safety management system as a learning organization.

Don’t know where to start? Try the Safety Manual

The Safety Manuala collection of programs, procedures, plans, and guides, is a good place to find the most detailed information about the most topics.

Vols value safety

The University of Tennessee Code of Conduct includes adherence to Environmental Health & Safety Programs

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