Return to Policies

5.03 Safety

Origination date: 10/1/93
Revised: 11/15/06, 03/20/08, 9/21/2018, 10/26/2022
Applicability: Academic Professionals, Administrators, Classified Staff, Faculty, Service Professionals, Student and Temporary Employees


This policy sets forth the responsibilities of the University and its employees to promote safety for students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Employer Responsibilities

The University is responsible for providing an environment reasonably free from hazards that may cause illness, injury, or death to employees, students, and visitors. As such, the University will:

Employee Responsibilities

All employees are responsible for maintaining a safe environment through their work and other actions. As such, employees are required to:

Supervisory Responsibilities

All University employees who supervise others are responsible for maintaining a safe work environment by ensuring that:


Supervisors or employees who are unsure of safety training requirements for particular jobs should contact the Office of Research Compliance and/or the office of Environmental Health and Safety.

Supervisors and/or employees are responsible for contacting the Asbestos Program office at 928-523-6435 prior to performing any work involving existing building materials in order to ensure that no asbestos is disturbed without proper procedures or training.  Additional details of the NAU asbestos policy are available on the EHS website.