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The University is committed to maintaining a safe work environment for faculty, staff, and visitors.  The Physical Plant Safety and Health Committee is an important component of the Physical Plant Comprehensive 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 and submitting it to the Human Resources Office, within 24 hours of the incident.

In addition, Physical Plant 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

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)
  • Diagram
  • Shelter locations: Grounds break room, campus supply room 25, Rooms 021, 025, 037, and center restrooms
2601 Campus - Facilities (A#2)
  • Diagram
  • Shelter locations: Lower floor rooms 009 and 099A.
Power Plant
  • Diagram
  • Shelter locations: 
Warehouse #1 (WH1)
  • Diagram
  • Shelter locations: Restrooms
Storage #10 (South Grounds)


Injury Prevention

Safety Stretches are encouraged three times a day to warm-up for work and help prevent injury.

Stretching Videos

Part One

Part Two