Physical/Occupational Safety

Occupational Health & Safety program objectives include improving the safety of the work environment through the recognition, evaluation and control of hazardous conditions; reducing the numbers and severity of injuries to faculty, students and staff through training and implementation of safe work practices; and complying with regulatory requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and various state and local codes.

For further information, contact Kirt Poulsen


General Health and Safety

Utah State University is a thriving campus of 24,421 students, 865 faculty and 1,980 full time staff, and every single person is affected by health and safety issues. Student researchers, facilities and maintenance workers, and faculty and office staff should all be familiar with the rules and regulations that help keep them safe.

This includes everything from handling hazardous chemicals to operating heavy machinery to working in an ergonomic environment. The EHS Office helps everyone stay safe.

For further information, contact Kirt Poulsen.


Industrial Hygiene

Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers’ injury or illness. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls and other methods to control potential health hazards.

For further information, contact Rachel Curry.