Health and Safety Concerns of Faculty and Staff
The University of Georgia affirms the importance of the health and safety of all personnel.
It is therefore essential that well defined and publicized guidelines are observed
for the prompt resolution of healthand safety concerns raised by faculty and staff.
The principal operating policy is that resolution of and response to health and safety
concerns should be at the closest possible administrative level to the concerned faculty
Reason for policy
To ensure the health and safety of UGA faculty and staff by providing timely and effective
responses to and resolutions of health and safety concerns; these activities are
to be coordinated at the highest appropriate administrative level to the concerned
faculty and staff.
Administrative steps to be taken are as follows:
- Each school, college, division and other major University units will develop an orderly
and timely process for faculty and staff to report health and safety concerns through
their respective administrative structures.
- A health or safety concern of faculty and staff should be reported in writing to the
University administrator directly responsible for the program or space affected. Depending
upon the operating policy of the particular major University unit, the administrator
might be a department head, a director, a dean (or designee) or a vice president (or
designee). The administrator will attempt to resolve the concern if it is within his/her
wherewithal to do so.
- If the health or safety concerns cannot be resolved within the department or division,
school or college or other major University unit, the responsible coordinator should
contact the Environmental Safety Division and/or Physical Plant, as appropriate. If
the concern cannot be resolved with the technical assistance of either the Environmental
Safety Division and/or Physical Plant, it should be referred to the next administrative
- Resolution, or concrete plans for resolution, of health and safety concerns should
be completed within 30 days from the time a concern is initially expressed by faculty
or staff. That information should also be reported in writing to the employee who
raised the issue. Administrative heads of schools, colleges, divisions and other major
University units should include in their statement of operating policy a provision
for assuring this timely response.
Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration
Responsible University Administrator: Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety
Policy Owner: John Lambeth, Manager Industrial Hygiene & Occupational
Policy Contact: John Lambeth email@example.com
Phone Number: 706-542-8601
All IAQ surveys, training records, EPD or EPA notifications or correspondence with
regulatory agencies to be kept in compliance with the Board of Regents record retention