- Fire Safety
- Fire Safety Report
- Fire Extinguishers
- Fire Evacuation Maps
- Severe Weather Policy
- Extreme Heat
- Severe Thunderstorm
- Severe Weather Shelter Maps
- Tornado Safety
- Winter Storm
The materials contained in this manual have been prepared for use by the University of North Dakota. In an effort to provide a basic safety manual, its contents are compiled from sources believed to be reliable and to represent the best opinions on the subject. No warranty, guarantee, or representation is made by the University as to the accuracy or sufficiency of the information contained herein and the University assumes no responsibility in connection therewith. This manual is intended to provide basic guidelines for safe practices; therefore, it cannot be assumed that all necessary warnings and precautionary measures are contained in this document, or that other or additional information or measures may not be required. Users of this manual should consult pertinent local, state, and federal laws and legal counsel prior to initiating their own safety program.
Safety is a University priority. The University of North Dakota strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All persons are empowered to provide for safety and environmental health. The University subscribes to recognized standards of safety and health as defined in published materials from organizations such as North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance, State and Federal Fire Codes, North Dakota Risk Management, the Department of Transportation, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA). Office of Safety has been assigned the responsibility of administering the University's safety program.
The University of North Dakota expects administration and supervisors to support safety and health programs through employee motivation and empowerment. Personnel are encouraged to improve their safety skills and awareness by participating in training, reporting unsafe conditions, and leading by example.
Health and safety is dependent on the cooperation and actions of the entire University community.
Office of Safety
The Office of Safety has been delegated the responsibility of managing the safety and health programs at the University of North Dakota. If you have any questions, concerns, or need help with safety issues, please contact us by phone at 701-777-3341 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. To meet our staff click here.
Loss Control Committee
The University of North Dakota (UND) encourages all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to become partners in promoting a safe and healthy environment for all who work, live, and visit the campus of UND.
The UND Loss Control Committee, consisting of members representing a cross-section of the University community will strive toward the following goals:
- Establish policy for safe use of University properties in compliance with all federal, state, local, and University regulations.
- Maintain a safe and healthful learning, living, and working environment.
- Adhere to proper operating practices and procedures designed to reduce injury and illness.
Through effective implementation of policies, the UND Loss Control Committee can be effective for the minimization of property damage and liability losses as well as reducing the potential for future injuries.
Mission Statement: The University of North Dakota places above all other considerations the safety and well being of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It is the first duty of all employees to support lawful requirements and standard operating procedures regarding safety and provide a safe and healthy working environment.
The primary goal of the Loss Control Policy Subcommittee is to provide appropriate safety guidelines for students, faculty, staff and visitor by:
- Facilitating the development of workable safety policies and procedures in a standardized format, by incorporating the input of those persons responsible for their implementation and compliance.
- Reviewing existing safety policies and procedures, and revising as appropriate.
- Submitting new and revised drafts of safety policies and procedures to the full Loss Control Committee for review, acceptance and implementation.
Chair- Loren Liepold, Theatre Arts
Mission Statement: The University of North Dakota strives to provide a safe and healthy environment for its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. All members of the University community share in both the benefits and responsibility of maintaining and improving this environment.
It is the duty of all employees to support the University and strive to eliminate workplace hazards. This happens by ensuring that each employee receives the necessary training to minimize protect against workplace hazards.
To meet this goal, the Training Subcommittee will:
- Submit proposed programs to the University's Loss Control Committee for approval and implementation.
- Ensure that training programs remain effective and valid by developing a review process that maintains the programs' validity.
- Include training requirements as appropriate for specific Position Descriptions.
- In addition, the committee will strive to facilitate the development and delivery of training programs that will:
- Include training guidelines and/or requirements by type of position.
- Provide all new staff, student, and facility employees with an orientation.
- Develop specialized training programs based on the needs of the audience.
- Develop a system to document all of the various training that an employee receives while at the University.
Chair- Richard Sandwick, Facilities Total
Emergency Management Subcommittee
Mission Statement: The mission of the Emergency Management Subcommittee:
- Review emergency management and security needs relating to University faculty, staff, students, and visitors.
- Review emergency management and security needs relating to University buildings and grounds, events, research, information, and operations.
- Review and recommend policy standards and guidelines in the area of emergency management and security.
- Review and recommend training regarding emergency management and security policies and procedures.
- Make recommendations to the Loss Control Committee.
Chair- Pam Zimbelman, Office of Emergency Management
Accident Review Committee
Mission Statement: The University of North Dakota places a high priority on the safety and well-being of all persons who operate State Fleet motor vehicles.
The University Accident Review Committee reviews all motor vehicle accidents/crashes involving State Fleet vehicles dispatched by the University of North Dakota Transportation Department.
Through an effective review process, it is anticipated that motor vehicle accidents/crashes can be reduced at the University of North Dakota.
Chair- Corrinne Kjelstrom, Office of Safety
Radiation Safety and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee
Chair- Harmon Abrahamson, Chemistry