Welcome to Louisiana State University. Your safety is a personal resource that is
developed and maintained by cooperative efforts with other employees through training,
hazard prevention and recognition, and safe work procedures.
Discuss with your Supervisor any department-specific procedures as listed below.
Driving on state business.
How to respond to different types of emergencies.
Personnel Protective equipment required on the job.
Review any Hazardous materials used or handled in the workplace.
Review methods of obtaining Safety Data Sheets for hazardous materials.
As chief administrator, the chancellor is responsible for overall direction of the
campus safety and environmental program. The chancellor is responsible for establishing
policies, assuring that implementation of the policies are facilitated through appropriated
resources, and that rules and procedures therein are adhered to by all university
personnel and students. The chancellor may delegate certain safety and environmental
responsibilities to appropriate levels within the university community.
2. Deans, Directors and Department Heads
As key administrative elements in the organization of the campus community, deans,
directors and department heads implement safety and environmental programs within
their respective organizations and assure that implementation and enforcement is
in place for all such programs. Other responsibilities include:
Appoint a safety committee within their organization where appropriate with duties,
functions, and responsibilities as detailed under "Safety Committees." A roster of
Committee Officers is to be submitted to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Provide for the conduct of periodic self-inspections in their area of responsibility
utilizing the appropriate inspection form as detailed under "Inspection Schedules
Provide for the immediate investigation of all accidents resulting in personal injury
to personnel for whom they are responsible and submit a report of the findings, utilizing
the "Employer's Report of Occupational Injury or Disease" form.
Cooperate with the University Safety Committee when called upon to do so.
3. Professors and Supervisors
As the key figures in the safety and environmental program, the immediate faculty/Principal
Investigators/Supervisors shall carry out instructions from their superiors and assure
that safety and environmental procedures are followed in everyday operations on campus.
The following responsibilities are also required:
Have a working knowledge of all safety principles and safety rules applicable to their
area of responsibility.
Conduct periodic self-inspections of their area of responsibility and submit appropriate
inspection reports as required.
Conduct or have conducted safety meetings on a regular basis. The frequency of the
meetings shall be scheduled to fit the needs of their respective area of responsibility.
Investigate all accidents or incidents that could have resulted in injury and/or property
damage to determine cause and prevent recurrence.
Promote good housekeeping and proper safety performance.
Insure that students/employees are schooled in the proper use and maintenance of supplied
safety equipment, including personal protective equipment, and supplied with same.
Insure that the proper tools and equipment are selected for the job and are used correctly.
Develop efficient material handling procedures to facilitate safe lifting, carrying,
and storage of same.
4. Employees, Students and Visitors
Obey safety and environmental rules and regulations.
Report to appropriate authorities’ unsafe conditions and procedures.
Refrain from actions which could cause injury or damage to property due to their lack
of training, their condition, or the condition of the equipment.
Look out for their coworkers and others to warn/stop actions on their part which could
cause injury or property damage.
Building Security, Theft and Vandalism
Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) 240 Administrative Support, Corner of South Stadium and Engineering Lane 225-578-5640