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Overall Dream: To continuously enhance and improve a safe and healthful environment for the university's students, staff, faculty and visitors by ensuring a high level of environment health and safety services as Metropolitan State University through partnership and awareness of potential hazards and viable risks and are empowered to learn, discover and work in a manner that protects themselves and the environment by learning and meeting new challenges through collaborative leadership, teamwork and innovation.
Safety is the responsibility of every employee, and everyone participates in activities to ensure a safe work environment. The Environment Health and Safety Groups are responsible for leadership of the overall safety effort and for providing all resources which are necessary for an effective program of accident and incident prevention. Supervisors are responsible for maintaining safe work conditions within their areas and for ensuring that all operations are carried out with the utmost regard for safety. The Chemical Hygiene Officer and Laboratory Staff are responsible for the safe operation of their laboratories and for ensuring staff and students under their supervision receive the training needed for the safe use of their facilities. Each employee is responsible for consistently following all established safety procedures, for promptly reporting potential hazards, and for fostering a proactive and preventative culture focused on the safe and responsible use of Metropolitan State facilities.
Maintaining a safe work environment is a top priority of the Environment Health and Safety Department and must be a personal goal of every employee. Each department within the university will work together, and with any other organization to implement an up-to-date Integrated Safety Plan and achieve its lofty goal of achieving and maintaining OSHA MNSTAR Protection Program status.