Environmental Health and Safety
201 Carter Drive, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19383
Fax: 610-436-3464

West Chester University Safety Policy Statement

West Chester University through instruction, research, and community service, protects the safety and health of our employees, students, and visitors. A comprehensive Workplace Health, Safety, and Risk Control program, to include but not limited to safety and health procedures, job training, and remediation or elimination of hazards, has been established to help prevent injury and illness due to recognized hazards. A University Safety Committee, comprising of a cross representation of the university campus, has been established to provide guidance and advice to the Department of Environmental Health & safety. Individual involvement at all levels of the university is critical. Hence, responsibility for implementation of the health, safety and risk control program is shared by all.

The University Administration accepts its leadership responsibility for achieving a safe work and education environment by providing direction to reduce injuries and illnesses. Directors, Department Heads, and other supervisors provide full support regarding safety and health procedures and are also responsible for ensuring safety and loss prevention measures are integrated into all campus operations including academic courses. Employees and students will continuously comply with all aspects of the workplace Health, Safety and Risk Control program and ensure visitors coming into their areas are protected from hazards.