Health and Safety Concerns of Faculty and Staff
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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 health and 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 and staff.
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 level.
- 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.
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 policy.
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 Safety
Policy Contact: John Lambeth firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: 706-542-8601
Date Issued: 10/15/1990