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Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management
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Frequently Asked Questions

Recycling

Q: What types of items can I place in the on-campus recycling bins?

A: More information can be found on the recycling information page.

Q: Where are the recycling bins located on-campus?

A: More information can be found on the bin locations page.

Q: When will recycling bins be picked up and emptied?

A: Offices with individual bins are responsible for emptying their bins into the strategically placed large rolling bins located on the first floors of each building. Large rolling bins are emptied frequently throughout the week.

University Drivers

Q: Who from my department is an approved university driver?

A: Information on approved drivers can be found on the “Everyone” drive under the Risk-Management folder.

Q: How do I become an approved university driver?

A: Individuals seeking to be an approved university driver must complete a university approved driver request form.

Q: How do I become approved to operate a golf cart on-campus?

A: Individuals seeking to operate a golf cart on-campus must first be an approved university driver. Then individuals must notify the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management to be enrolled in online golf cart safety training located on blackboard.

Q: How do I become approved to operate a 12 or 15-passenger van?

A: Individuals seeking to operate a 12 or 15-passenger van must first be an approved university driver. Then individuals must notify the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management to be enrolled in online van safety training located on blackboard.

Workers Compensation

Q: How do I find out about workers’ compensation benefits?

A: See O.P. 52.53

Q: What do I do if I have a work related injury?

A: Notify your supervisor immediately, then visit the Workers’ Compensation page for more information and appropriate forms.

Q: What do I do if I have a non-work related injury?

A: Notify Human Resources and your supervisor to discuss appropriate accommodations.

Q: What do I do if I have to go to the doctor for a work related injury?

A: Notify doctor’s office that your visit is for a work related injury. Do not file visit with personal insurance provider.

Who to Contact?

Q: Fire and Life Safety, Emergency Management, Business Continuity, and Recycling

A: Contact James Adams

Q: Laboratory and Chemical Safety, Recycling, Hazardous Waste Management, and Stormwater Management

A: Contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.

Q: Occupational Safety, Workers Compensation, Insurance and University Liability

A: Contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management.