CHAPTER 1

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

8.0 OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

   

Responsibilities for safety do not end with the Safety Committees and EHS.  UTMB Administration has the responsibilities of:

         Providing facilities and equipment required for a safe work environment.

         Approving health and safety policies,

         Establishing priorities and committing resources for correction of safety deficiencies,

         Establishing methods for dissemination of policies and other safety-related information,

         Establishing methods for implementation of policies,

         Establishing an accountability system for safety performance.

Supervisors have the responsibility to:

         Ensure that all employees are educated and trained in safety policies and procedures,

         Ensure that employees comply with established policies and procedures,

         Refer unsafe practices or conditions, as well as other safety problems, to Health and Safety Services.

         Maintain records, forward to Health and Safety Services.

Employees have the responsibility to:

         Comply with all health and safety policies and procedures,

         Report all accidents to the proper supervisor,

         Report unsafe practices or conditions to supervisors and Environmental Health and Safety.