Culture of Safety

From researcher to faculty professor to principle investigator to student, we all have a role to play in keeping the University of Dayton community safe. 

Letter of Support

University of Dayton

Office for Research Statement on Management of Health, Safety and the Environment

Dear Campus Community:

The University of Dayton is a comprehensive Catholic university, a diverse community committed in the Marianist tradition to education and research.  As part of a Catholic institution, the University of Dayton and its Research Institute are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors of our campus community.  The University promotes health, safety and environmental protection in teaching, research, public service and administrative activities by providing technical support, information and training, consultation, and periodic audits of environmental, health and safety practices and regulatory compliance.

The University is committed to achieving excellence in providing a healthy and safe working environment and to supporting environmentally sound practices in the conduct of University activities. It is University policy to comply with all applicable health, safety, and environmental protection laws, regulations and requirements. To meet this standard of excellence, the University implements management initiatives and best practices to systematically integrate health, safety, and environmental considerations and sustainable use of natural resources into all activities. All University activities are to be conducted in a manner that ensures the protection of students, faculty, staff, visitors, the public, property, and the environment. The University's Department of Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management actively implements preventative education, responds to ongoing needs, and thoroughly monitors conditions that might interfere with the health and well being of the campus community.

Safety, loss prevention and environmental protection must be foremost on the minds of all those who call on or serve the University. Therefore, safety is a cooperative effort between all employees, students, and visitors of its campus community. It is the responsibility of all persons utilizing the University's facilities and resources to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner, to report any recognized hazards to an appropriate University official and to avoid placing themselves or others in a dangerous situation. Mechanisms for the anonymous reporting of concerns or problems regarding fiscal integrity or environmental health and safety concerns can be reported anonymously through the institutional anonymous reporting mechanisms (1-866-255-3267 or www.securityvoice.com/reports) which is administered by a third party. An individual reporting a concern is protected from reprisal through established University policies.

The University provides a loss-control program that strives to protect all from occupational injuries and illnesses, protect University property from loss and damage, and to protect the environment. Achieving this goal is the responsibility of every member of the University community. The University of Dayton has a comprehensive environmental health and safety program that affects all members of the University community. The environmental health and safety program and policies developed by the department of Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management will serve as guiding principles to assist in preventing incidents and losses. Thank you for your commitment and participation in the health and safety program.

Sincerely,

Michael V. McCabe, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research,
Executive Director of the Research Institute