Health, Safety and Environmental Management
The University of Alaska (UA) is committed to the health and safety of the university community, its visitors, and students. The University's diverse geography and stewardship mission lends itself to the further commitment of the identification and control of preventable environmental degradation.
Health, Safety and Environmental Management (HS&E) is a responsibility we all share, individually and collectively. Our success is dependent on the establishment and growth of an exceptional safety culture. The Risk Services Department shares this responsibility and facilitates growth by providing the following services through their HS&E section:
- Strive to provide a safe and healthful environment for employment and educational site throughout the UA system.
- Limit impact on the environment from the University's activities.
- Enhance awareness, knowledge and educational opportunities in health, safety and environmental management issues and provide technical assistance
- Recommend and pursue opportunities to facilitate collaborative efforts regarding health, safety and environmental management issues
The goal of ergonomics is to adapt workplace conditions in order to ensure the safety and comfort of the worker.
Report Unsafe Conditions
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911 AND DO NOT FILE A REPORT AT THIS TIME.
Web-based reporting has replaced paper incident and accident forms system-wide. Any UA employee or student may report an incident by logging on to our Incident Public Reporting Portal here using your UA ID # or UA Username and password. Incidents that must be reported through this system include:
- UA Employee Injuries
- Non-Employee Injuries (Including Students)
- Unsafe Conditions
- Damaged Property
- Damaged Vehicles
Examples of Unsafe Condition Reports include:
- ADA: Lack of accessibility/accommodation, disability issues, etc.
- Public Safety: Inadequate lighting in common areas, foot or vehicle traffic safety concerns, fire hazards in dorms, etc.
- General Safety: Damaged walking surfaces, broken handrails, lack of personal protective equipment available for lab operations, indoor air quality concerns, blocked exits, exposed wiring, inoperable emergency eyewash/showers, etc.
HS&E SORS Tools