Providing safety and resources to employees
The mission of the Environmental Health and Safety Division of the Department of Operations is to provide environmental health and safety services to the university community through a systematic approach centered around hazard control, delivering information and training utilizing advancing technologies, and performing audits and evaluations ensuring regulatory compliance to instill a positive safety culture across the campus.
Furthermore, the university is committed to providing a safe work environment, free of recognizable hazards. It is the policy of the university to comply with all applicable state and federal standards, codes, and regulations, including the occupational safety and health standards established by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Please review the Safety Orientation for New Employees with your supervisor to make sure that you are aware of hazards associated with your campus duties and work environment. After you have completed the orientation, ensure your supervisor updates your training records. Please contact the EHS Manager if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Required safety plans, forms, information, and associated training can be found below.
Resources for campus emergencies
The following information is provided in the event of an emergency on the USC Aiken campus. Please follow the links below for the appropriate information.Emergency Action Plan Rally Point Map Emergency Evacuation Devices Areas of Rescue Assistance
USC Aiken ALERT is The University of South Carolina Aiken's emergency notification system. If there is a condition which threatens the health and safety of persons on campus, university officials will warn the campus community using a variety methods including text messages and email.Learn more about ALERT
Other places to go for helpful information
Nation-wide organizations with resources and info
- American Red Cross
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
- National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)
- Active Shooter Safety Resources - FBI
State-level departments with emergency resources