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601.3 Safety

Date Adopted: 08/24/2004
Date Revised: 
Date Last Reviewed: 01/16/2024
References: BOR 1009.1, 713.1
Issuing Office: Administration and Finance
Approved By: Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

  1. Policy

    The University of Montana Western will provide and promote a safe and healthy environment to foster a positive atmosphere for learning and the educational process.

  2. Purpose

    The purpose of this policy is to prevent injuries to personnel, students, and guests, prevent damage to property and equipment, and require compliance with safety regulations and procedures.

  3. Procedures

    1. Supervisors are responsible for requiring safe work practices.
    2. UMW’s Safety Officer coordinates safety meetings and training and is responsible for responding to all safety inspections.
    3. The Dean of Students is responsible for establishing the Crisis Manual and coordination of UMW’s Crisis Response Team.
    4. Safety Guidelines are available at the UMW Facilities Services Office. Appropriate safety training will be provided to employees and students.
  4. Authority

    BOR 1009.1, 713.1

  5. Responsibility

    Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, Director of Facilities Services, Safety Officer, Dean of Students, Supervisors