Approved: May 17, 2000
Nomenclature changes: December 13, 2001
University administrators, department heads, supervisors, and individual employees are responsible for promoting safety in the workplace.
The Eastern Illinois University Police Department has a mission to provide professional, high quality, and effective police services in partnership with the University community.
This responsibility includes but is not limited to:
The Director of Public Safety, through the Vice President for Student Affairs, shall develop recommendations pertaining to these responsibilities for consideration by appropriate officials and bodies.
The environmental health and safety program applies to all facilities owned or controlled by Eastern Illinois University. The goal of the program is the protection of life and property in the case of fire, occupational hazards, explosions, harmful chemicals, radiological exposure and a variety of other hazards resulting from equipment failure, natural disasters, and/or human error.
The Campus Safety Manual, which consists of Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) requirements, National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), other appropriate building codes, as well as procedures for carrying out emergency preparedness activities and internal governing policies related to safety, attempts to ensure safety in planning, organizing and controlling University programs and activities. The Safety Manual is available through the Environmental Health and Safety Department or on the campus-wide information system.
Responsibilities of the Environmental Health and Safety Department include, but are not limited to:
The University Safety Officer, through the Vice President for Business Affairs, shall develop recommendations as needed pertaining to these responsibilities for consideration by appropriate officials and bodies.
Students and employees are responsible for reporting incidents or accidents which cause personal injury or property damage according to the laws of Illinois and procedures established by the University.
The event promoter (Athletics, University Board, Arts and Humanities, etc.) representing the University shall attempt to insure that life safety standards are maintained throughout a special event. It is incumbent upon the event promoter to consult with the University Police and the Environmental Health and Safety Department during the planning stage of the event where appropriate.
The University does not sanction activities which endanger the health and safety of individuals. Sponsors of events involving University-owned or controlled facilities for extraordinary activities including but not limited to fireworks, parachute jumps, rappelling, ballooning, helicopter landings, pyrotechnics, carnivals, celebrations for the public, etc. are responsible for securing appropriate authorizations in accordance with procedures outlined in the Campus Safety Manual.
When a fire alarm is sounded in a building all persons are responsible for immediately evacuating the building and for not re-entering the building until the city Fire Department or the University Police have determined that it is safe to do so.
This policy provides a framework for general campus safety. Other campus safety policies, such as emergency preparedness, can be found elsewhere in this set of policies.