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Handbook of Operating Procedures
Chapter 9 - General Provisions
Publication Date: May 7, 2004
Policy Reviewed Date: December 11, 2023
Policy Owner: VP for Business Affairs

9.05 Occupational Safety and Health

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is obligated to provide safe and healthy work/study conditions on its campus and other University facilities, and Federal and State legislation require the university to meet nationally recognized Occupational Safety and Health standards. The Occupational Safety and Health Policy of UTSA is:

A. To provide a safe and healthy work/study environment for all individuals who are involved in University activities, and

B. To conduct all activities with the objective of preventing injury and property damage.

It is the intent of UTSA to provide a comprehensive and continuing accident prevention program compatible with the functions and purposes of the university. Such a program will help maintain a healthy and safe environment for study, research, service, and employment and promote good safety and health practices by the student body, the faculty and the staff. As a result of this program, unsafe or unhealthy conditions can be readily identified by the students, faculty and staff and promptly reported to the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management. To report such conditions at the Main Campus or the Downtown Campus, call extension 5250 or at the HemisFair campus call extension 2268.

For more information visit the Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management website.