This program was developed for
the University of Delaware through the Risk Management Advisory
Council and approved by the Dean's Council in an effort to further
improve the University of Delaware's comprehensive safety program
which is designed to assure a safe and healthful work environment. It
became effective October 7, 1999.
- To further the efforts of the
University of Delaware in providing a safe and healthful work
environment for the University Community.
- To supplement the existing safety
programs by providing a mechanism for the identification of the
root cause of deficiencies in current safety programs.
- Required for departments that are
unable to provide evidence of successfully operating safety
programs, or departments that suffer repeated incidents resulting
from safety program failures.
- Voluntary for departments to
identify areas were improvements may be made to their existing
- To insure compliance with the
existing safety policies to reduce incident frequency and improve
the University's liability exposure.
Incidents that may trigger an audit of the department's safety
program are listed below:
- Improper disposal of laboratory
- Injuries as a result of not
wearing Personal Protective Equipment.
- Improper use of extremely
- Unauthorized use of restricted
- Working prior to receiving
required safety training.
- Failure to leave a building
during an emergency evacuation.
- Lack of Safety Committee
- First-time Violations: Violations
will be orally shared and immediately corrected when
- Uncorrected Violations : The
violator must prepare a written plan to correct the violation and
prevent a recurrence.
- Repeated Violations: Could result
in temporary or permanent loss of laboratory privileges. Students
and Professionals can be terminated and Faculty could be removed
For more information see http://www.udel.edu/OHS/safetyaudit/audit.html