The Eastern Illinois University Safety Program is established to provide a comprehensive and continuing accident prevention effort compatible with the function for the administration of the university. The program is designed to create a safer atmosphere for study, research, service, and employment, and to promote safe practices by the student body, faculty, and staff.
Safety is not the exclusive responsibility of the Safety Officer. The Safety Section exists to assist the Safety Committees, faculty, staff, and student body in meeting their safety responsibilities. Everyone is responsible for their own safety and the safety of those persons with whom they come in contact or for whom they have operational responsibility. The safety responsibility of members of the faculty and staff is a direct relationship to their operational responsibility.
This program is intended as a guide in planning, organizing, and controlling related programs in college and administrative divisions. This includes all facilities owned and/ or used by Eastern Illinois University. The objective of this program is the protection of life and property by prevention of all types of accidents including fire, occupational hazards, and harmful chemicals.