Mission Statement

Youngstown State University recognizes its responsibility to protect the health and assure the safety of the students, employees and visitors to the campus. As a community leader, the University also realizes its role in preserving and protecting the environment. In its efforts to meet these obligations, the University established the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety in July of 1989. It is the responsibility of this department to assure that the University meets all of its legal obligations as they pertain to health, safety, and the environment, and to assist faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to comply with all regulatory agencies.

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety reports administratively to the Executive Director of Facilities. The primary goal is the elimination of hazards which may result in injury, illness to students, employees, and visitors to campus or the destruction of University property. EOHS is administratively responsible for assuring that the University is in compliance with all federal , state, and locally mandated programs dealing with safety or environmental issues. The department acts as the University's liaison with regulatory bodies such as: the Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Department of Health, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.