The Health, Safety and Environment Department’s responsibility is to ensure that your safety is not compromised during your stay at this institution. In commencing your academic journey, please take note of the following:
- Many hazards exist in seemingly safe environments
- Pay attention to basic safety instructions and information located in and around all campus buildings
- Your role is vital in the maintenance of a safe study and work environment
Your safety is a community effort and all are welcome to visit the office and share your suggestions.
As a USC student, safety training will be part of your campus experience. You will learn to recognize hazards and how to avoid accidents. Before conducting scientific experiments, you must view the video on “Lab Safety for Schools.” Particularly in areas such as laboratories and kitchens it is important to learn to use fire extinguishers, and how to respond in emergency situations.
All accidents, incidents or near misses should be immediately reported to the dean or chair of your department. The accident form (HSE 1) will be filled out by the person reporting the accident, and (HSE 2) will be filled out by the Dean or Chair.
To facilitate learning in a safe and serene environment, free from all hazards that can result in damage to property, injury, or ill health to students, employees or visitors on campus.
To develop a culture of safety where faculty, staff, and students respond effectively to any emergency on campus.
Health & Safety office information
Tel: 1-868-662-2241 Ext 4028