Kennesaw State University (KSU) is committed to providing and maintaining a safe teaching, learning, living, and working environment for all members of its community and to minimize the University’s impact on the environment. The Environmental Health and Safety Department (EHS) is KSU’s source of expertise and assistance on environmental and occupational safety matters and continuously works to keep KSU in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local environmental health and safety laws, rules and regulations. Toward this goal, EHS works collaboratively with the University’s academic units and operations departments. EHS core roles and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Implements and maintains the University’s Environmental and Occupational Safety Management System (EOSMS).
- Provide technical expertise and advisory services to academic and operation units to ensure regulatory compliance and continuous improvement of Environmental and Occupational Safety (EOS) performance throughout the University.
- Monitors and reports on compliance with governing health and safety policies, programs and guidelines and keeps the KSU leadership informed on EOS matters.
- Develops and implements effective management and control programs for occupational health, hazardous materials, laboratory safety, fire safety, general safety, accident/incident prevention, biological safety, and environmental compliance.
- Develops, provides and manages environmental and occupational safety training.
- Ensures timely reporting and investigation of incidents/accidents involving KSU students, employees, visitors or damage to the environment.