UTIA Safety Office

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The UTIA Safety Office promotes a safe and healthful work and academic environment at the Institute of Agriculture. The program is developed in accordance with Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act (TOSHA); The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC); and other standards and codes promoting occupational health, safety and environmental stewardship.

The services of the Safety Office include the following:

  • Evaluate workplace hazards related to chemical exposures, air quality, ergonomics, and accident investigations.
  • Support and promote laboratory safety initiatives, including lab inspections, chemical hazard evaluations, the UTIA chemical hygiene plan template, and helping labs implement best practices for using and storing hazardous chemicals.
  • Annual fume hood testing and chemical inventory updates.
  • Assistance in developing policies, procedures and written plans related to EHS in compliance with local, state and federal agencies.
  • Annual safety, occupational health and environmental protection inspections of all UTIA facilities.
  • Support emergency preparedness by facilitating Emergency Management programs implementation, monthly tests on AEDs, and annual updates to the Ag Campus Emergency Response Plan.
  • Hazardous waste disposal and waste management consultation.
  • Training

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