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Occupational Safety and Health

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The Facilities Safety and Health office is responsible for occupational safety and health of the department's employees.

Safety and Health Committee


2021 Safety Campaign: See Something Unsafe, Say Something


Our safety and health responsibilities include:

  • Asbestos and lead inspections
  • Confined space identifications with assistance from EHS
  • Air monitoring for abatement projects when available
  • Coordinating training with EHS
  • Fall harness and rigging inspections
  • Maintaining safety equipment for use by various departments
  • Conducting periodic shop inspections
  • Maintaining federally required paperwork
  • Analyze injury loss data

Safety Recognition

Total cost savings for university renovations & maintenance projects:

2/2014 - 4/1/2021

  • $754,900

Total Asbestos Removed:

  • 437,217 SF
  • 8579 LF
  • 555 CF

Total Lead-Based Paint Components Removed:

  • 2,188 SF

Overall Facilities Department Safety Training Completion



Safety Shoutouts!

Housekeeping Staff

The next safety shout out goes to our Human Resources team.  While they work behind the scenes to take care of our everyday needs - fielding work complaints, conducting hiring searches for new employees, and processing countless forms - they have selfessly taken on the additional task of scheduling employees within the Division of Campus Planning, Infrastructure, and Facilities to recieve COVID-19 vaccinations.  This shows their dedication to the Virginia Tech motto, UT Prosim (That I May Serve).  Please let Minh-An, Jackie, Natalee, and Jenna know how much they mean to us.

Way to go HR!  We appreciate all you do.