The University is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for faculty, staff, and visitors. The Facilities Management Safety Committee is an important component of the Facilities Management Safety Program. Managers and supervisors can gain valuable assistance in their areas through a joint effort with their committee members.
Additional resources are available through the Environmental Health & Safety office.
Accidents and Injuries
All accidents and injuries occurring at work or in the course of employment must be reported to the employee’s supervisor, even if no medical attention is required. The supervisor is responsible for completing a First Report of Injury form.
In addition, Facilities Management supervisors must complete a separate UNI Accident Investigation Report to be signed by the Physical Plant Director and sent to the Environmental Safety and Health Office at mail code 0197.
Emergency Action Plan
- Facilities Management Emergency Action Plan
- Emergency Phone Numbers and Call Guidelines
- Emergency Action Plan Checklist
For the full campus emergencies website, visit Environmental Health and Safety Campus Emergencies
For quick access to evacuation diagrams and severe weather shelter locations relevant to the Physical Plant and its associated buildings, see below.
Physical Plant (PHP)
- Shelter locations: Grounds break room, campus supply room 25, Rooms 021, 025, 037, and center restrooms
2601 Campus - Facilities (A#2)
- Shelter locations: Lower floor rooms 009 and 099A.
- Shelter locations:
Warehouse #1 (WH1)
- Shelter locations: Restrooms
Storage #10 (South Grounds)
- Shelter locations: none
Safety Data Sheets
It is the responsibility of departments ordering chemicals and products to obtain necessary SDSs for hazardous chemicals or materials. Copies of the SDS will be incorporated into the University SDS Database (Click the 'Safety Data Sheet' button. Note: you must be on the UNI network or wifi to access Chimera).
Safety Stretches are encouraged three times a day to warm-up for work and help prevent injury.