TO: All Members of the University Community 2015:03
DATE: October 2014
Environmental Health And Safety Policy
(Supersedes 1989:04, 2000:07)
The purpose of this policy is to establish the University's commitment to environmental, health and safety.
It is the responsibility and intent of Ferris State University to protect the health and safety of faculty, staff, students and visitors while engaged in the educational and business activities of the University. To this end, the University will provide the necessary services and controls to promote, create and maintain a safe and healthful environment and operations. Colleges and departments shall develop programs, standards, and procedures to, at a minimum, comply with federal, state and local regulations.
The Safety, Health, Environmental and Risk Management (SHERM) Department has been established to provide a comprehensive program of services and activities to assist colleges and departments in protecting faculty, staff, students, visitors and the environment. The responsibilities of the SHERM Department shall include the following:
In order for the SHERM Department to fulfill its responsibilities contained in this policy and any other efforts to create and maintain a healthful, safe and environmentally sound University environment, the cooperation of all members of the University community is requested.
Jerry L. Scoby, Vice President
Administration and Finance
Contact: Safety, Health, Environmental and Risk Management Department