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ACES and IAES Safety Policy

SAFETY POLICY

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)

Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station (IAES)

The Campus Administrative Manual (CAM) of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign establishes policies for providing a safe and healthful workplace for all persons.  Section CAM V-B-1, entitled “Campus Environmental Health and Safety” specifies responsibilities and authorities of members of the campus community involved in university research, teaching and outreach activities.

Faculty, Investigators and Supervisors

The immediate managers of employees are responsible for maintaining a healthy and safe environment within their areas under their supervision and are responsible for the safety of activities, procedures and operations under their control or direction.  This includes responsibility for delivering appropriate training and providing personal protective equipment necessary for safe working conditions and safe operation of equipment.

Students, Employees, and Visitors

Each member of the campus community is responsible for complying with all applicable environmental health and safety regulations, standards and guidelines.   Each individual accepts personal responsibility for protecting his/her own health and safety and accepts that he/she has a duty to protect the health and safety of other members of the campus community.

Safety Policies and Procedures in the College of ACES and the IAES are consistent with the CAM of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.   

  • The Dean of ACES appoints annually an ACES Safety Committee, which reviews and recommends policies and procedures pertaining to health and safety issues affecting ACES. 
  • Unit Directors and Department Heads have responsibility and authority to ensure compliance of personnel with policies, procedures and training requirements recommended by the ACES Safety Committee and endorsed by the Dean.  
  • Unit supervisors and on-site managers have responsibility and authority to execute safety policies and procedures at locations under their control or direction. 
  • Each person involved in activities conducted at ACES or IAES facilities, or sponsored by ACES or the IAES, is responsible for complying with health and safety regulations, standards, guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Each individual accepts responsibility for acting in a manner which protects his/her own health and safety and the safety of other members of the campus community.

Approved: ACES Safety Committee, 7/9/2015, vlj