Risk Management is defined as the identification, assessment, and prioritization of risks followed by coordinated and economical application of resources to minimize, monitor, and control the probability and/or impact of negative incidents. During the normal course of undertaking its mission, the University's resources; including employees and physical/real property; are routinely exposed to various risks that can result in losses. More about Risk Management.
News & Updates
- The Ladder Safety Program has been finalized and posted online. Training is now required for all employees using ladders.
- New Grilling Permit required for any grilling activities on campus (including electric, propane, or charcoal/wood fired grills).
- New Respiratory Protection Program...everything you need to know about wearing respirators and dust masks.
- New Fall Protection Program. Anyone working where they could possibly fall more than 4 feet should read this!
- Risk Management has implemented a "Chem Swap" program. Check the program page for a list of chemicals available for free to other TWU laboratories!
- Newly updated Hot Work procedure and permit.
- The Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Program has been updated again to delete the section dealing with "exposure-prone" procedures and to update employee exposure determination. The training and quiz in Blackboard has also been updated to reflect the deletion of this section.
- The Hearing Conservation Plan has been updated to change the maximum average noise level employees are allowed to be exposed to without engineering controls or personal protective equipment (such as ear plugs or muffs) from 90 dB to 85 dB (50% less).
- TWU's Hazardous/Regulated Waste procedures have been updated, and are described on the Hazardous/Regulated Waste page. This will be critical information for those working in labs, studios, and shops that generate chemical wastes.
- A Pollution Prevention (P2) plan has been developed describing the efforts to reduce hazardous waste generated at the Denton campus.
- OSHA has updated their Hazard Communication program to globally harmonize labeling and Material Safety Data Sheets (now simply called Safety Data Sheets). All employees who have previously completed Hazard Communication training will need to complete the update trainining as soon as possible!
- Risk Management and the University Safety Committee have developed a one-page "Know What to Do" poster with bold graphics summarizing what to do in three emergency situations; Evacate, Take Shelter, Lockdown.
- The Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Program has been updated to reflect the new Worker's Compensation Health Care Network requirements; and the employee exposure has been updated as well.
- Information on Falling Safely, including videos and tips for how to practice falling.
- There are FIRE AND ELECTRICAL HAZARDS UNDER YOUR DESK! Check out our new Extension Cord and Power Strip page for information on how to protect yourself from these common safety hazards.
- New Elevator Safety Page posted!
- Improved Heat-Related Illness page, including a map of today's highs for Texas and links to OSHA's new emphasis program.