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Responsibility for Safety

Department Chairs, Heads of Offices, Directors of Programs, Laboratory Directors, Principal Investigators, managers, supervisors, etc. are responsible for the health and safety of employees engaged in activities under their direction or supervision. They must ensure that their employees comply with all relevant regulations and accepted standards and that work activities are performed in a safe and considerate manner.

Each employee is responsible for complying with the applicable provisions of health and safety standards and regulations promulgated by regulatory agencies. They also must adhere to all University and departmental or office safety policies and procedures and comply with safety directives issued by their individual supervisors.