Safety Programs

Student working in lab with gloves on.

TWU develops and implements programs that protect the safety and well-being of the entire TWU community, including faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Effective safety programs reduce the risks to the TWU community, as well as meeting regulatory requirements. 

EH&S programs generally follow a hierarchy of risk reduction approaches:

  1. Prevention/Elimination of Hazards (best approach)
  2. Engineered Controls
  3. Administrative Controls
  4. Personal Protective Equipment (last resort)

In other words; each EH&S program addresses particular hazards by implementing one of more of the above strategies. If a hazard cannot be eliminated, then engineered controls (such as mufflers on loud equipment and fume hoods in labs) are implemented wherever possible. Administrative controls (such as limiting the time exposed to a hazard or other procedural controls) are implemented where engineered controls are not possible or do not completely control the hazard. Personal protective equipment (such as gloves and safety glasses) is required as a last resort to control the remaining hazard.

Navigate to the various safety programs using the links on the left. The "Occupational Safety" page includes a number of safety programs related to work performed by both employees and students.

EH&S is committed to the continuous improvement of TWU's safety programs, so please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for improvement.

Page last updated 12:33 PM, October 10, 2017