The mission of the OSU Environmental Health & Safety Department is to promote health, safety, and environmental protection by providing exemplary programs and services in support of OSU's mission; to support and facilitate OSU's mission to educate through teaching, research, creative activity and service; provide expertise, programs and resources to maintain regulatory compliance; and protect OSU's infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive risk-based emergency preparedness program.
In support of this mission, EHS is committed to:
Be a department comprised of individuals committed to our mission and values, and the application for the highest professional practices and standards.
Evaluate the status of and oversee the compliance of health, safety, and environmental standards, codes, and regulations through inspections and monitoring.
Cooperate with academic and administrative units to identify health, safety, and environmental hazards or noncompliance and assist in resolving those issues through education, monitoring, and problem solving.
Develop and implement new programs to assure the University remains compliant with regulations and industry standards.
Maintain necessary documentation to demonstrate regulatory compliance and responsible actions in health, safety, and environmental activities.
Provide training in health, safety and environmental matters.
Demonstrate sound fiscal responsibility and management of budgetary resources.
Service – We are a service-oriented department committed to professionalism through friendly and helpful interactions.
Quality – We strive to provide quality and timely service.
Knowledge – We seek to continually expand our knowledge in order to provide accurate and relevant information.