The University of Oregon approaches safety as a shared responsiblity. There are many Campus Connections to assess situations, enhance a culture of safety awareness and training, and report concerns to authorities.
The Strategic Enterprise Risk Management & Compliance Committee develops tools and processes to identify, evaluate, and manage university risks. Members also ensure that systems and processes are in place to provide accountability for compliance with the university's legal and policy obligations.
The Campus Vulnerability Assessment Team conducts coordinated, site-specific vulnerablity assessments that evaluate safety, securuity, risk, emergency preparedness, and business continuity and oversees security policies and procedures.
The Laser Safety Committee has primary responsiblity for the safety use of lasers in research and teaching environments. The program follows the guidelines of the ANSI Z1 36.1 standard.
The Institutional Biosafety Committee was created as a requirement under the NIH Guideleines for Research Involving Recombinant or Synthetic Nucleic Acid Molecules and is responsible for ensuring that the reserach is conducted in full conformity with the provisions of the NIH Guidelines.
The Laboratory Safety Committee is delegated primary responsibility for safety in laboratories, including instructional, research, and support workers in laboratories. The committee oversees the development and implementation of the university’s Chemical Hygiene Plan.
The UO Incident Management Team provides the command and control infrastructure that is required to manage the logistical, fiscal, planning, operational, safety and campus issues related to any and all incidents/emergencies.
The Data Security Incident Response Team addresses data security issues and oversees the response to data security incidents by collaborating with the data stewards to ensure effective procedures for identifying suspected or actual breaches; overseeing or directly manage university response efforts to incidents involving data or security breaches.
The Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team exists to mitigate behavioral threats on campus through an integrated process of communication, education, prevention, problem identification, assessment, intervention, and response to incidents.
The Safety Advisory Committee assists the university administration in providing a safe and healthy workplace for faculty, staff, and student workers by making recommendations on health and safety issues in accordance with OAR 437-001- 0765.
The Radiation Safety Committee is delegated primary responsibility for the safe use of ionizing radiation, including but not limited to instructional, research, and support functions. The committee serves as the administrative body required by state rules and under the conditions of the university’s license for radioactive materials.