Environmental Health & Safety

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Frequently Requested Services

  • Bridge: web-based employee learning management system for Risk Management training and more [note: not compatible with Internet Explorer]
  • CampusOptics: a cross-functional EH&S platform designed specifically for institutions of higher education that supports safety compliance, chemical inventories, and compliance inspections
  • Driving Authorization Form: form to request authorization to drive TWU vehicles
  • Ergonomic Questionnaire: form to determine if musculoskeletal discomfort or health issues may be related to your workspace, or to ensure your workspace is ergonomically set up regardless of any issues
  • Grilling Permit: form to request a permit for outdoor grilling on campus
  • Indoor Air Quality Questionnaire: form for faculty, staff, or students who have health-related concerns that they believe may be related to their work or on-campus living environment to request indoor air quality monitoring
  • Report a Safety Concern: form to report anytime you see or experience an unsafe condition at the university
  • Report an Incident: form to report whenever there is an accident/incident (e.g. chemical spill) on or off-campus that results in injury or property damage
  • Safety Data Sheets: access to Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), which provide important safety information about chemicals and other materials
  • Waste Pickup Request Forms: request pickup of regulated waste on campus (chemical, medical/biological, universal, radioactive, boxes of broken glass, etc.)

The Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is part of TWU's Risk Management department and is primarily responsible for developing and implementing programs to protect the health and safety of TWU employees, students, and visitors. EH&S is also responsible for managing compliance with environmental laws and regulations. To help maintain the healthful environment conducive to the accomplishment of the goals of TWU, the EH&S office follows University Regulation and Procedure Number 04.430.

EH&S programs generally follow a hierarchy of controls approach to risk reduction:

  1. Prevention/Elimination of Hazards (best approach)
  2. Engineered Controls
  3. Administrative Controls
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (last resort)

In other words, each EH&S program addresses particular hazards by implementing one or more of the above strategies. If a hazard cannot be eliminated, then engineered controls (such as mufflers on loud equipment or fume hoods in labs) are implemented wherever possible. Administrative controls (such as limiting the time exposed to a hazard or other procedural controls) are implemented where engineered controls are not possible or do not completely control the hazard. Personal protective equipment (such as gloves and safety glasses) is required as a last resort to control the remaining hazard.

Navigate to the various safety, health, and environmental programs and services using the links on the left.

EH&S is committed to the continuous improvement of TWU's safety programs. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Page last updated 3:20 PM, April 25, 2024