From proper fire exits and lab conditions to co-workers and commutes, Case Western Reserve University makes on-the-job safety for its faculty, staff and student-workers a top priority.
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety, formerly the Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety (DOES), offers a number of resources and services to faculty and staff for ensuring their safety at work, around campus and at home. For more information about workplace safety and programs, visit the Web site.
While Case Western Reserve University rarely closes, the decision to close offices and cancel classes follows specifications outlined in the university's Emergency Management Plan and Emergency Procedures Manual. In some cases, employees may be advised by their supervisors not to report to work for a period of time. For details on university closing and attendance procedures, read the workforce coverage policy.
Case Western Reserve's human resources department has created policy to reduce risks for employees, guests, students and the university by ensuring proper response and timely reporting of accidents, injuries, security threats and other emergency events.
Case Western Reserve University takes research safety seriously, making resources for laboratory, chemical, radiation, biological and plant protection readily available.