University Policy on Health, Safety and the Environment

Princeton University is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for its employees, students and visitors and managing the University in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner. We further recognize an obligation to demonstrate safety and environmental leadership by maintaining the highest standards and encouraging faculty, students, and staff to serve as an example to each other as well as the community at large.

The University will strive to continuously improve our safety and environmental performance by adhering to the following policy objectives:

  • developing and improving programs and procedures to assure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • ensuring that faculty, students, and staff are properly trained and provided with appropriate safety and emergency equipment
  • taking appropriate action to correct hazards or conditions that endanger health, safety, or the environment
  • considering safety and environmental factors in all operating decisions including planning and acquisition
  • engaging in sound reuse and recycling practices and exploring feasible opportunities to minimize the amount and toxicity of waste generated
  • using energy efficiently throughout our operations
  • encouraging personal accountability and emphasizing compliance with standards and conformance with University policies and best practices safety training for faculty, students, and staff and in employee performance reviews
  • communicating our desire to continuously improve our performance and fostering the expectation that every employee, student, contractor, and visitor on University premises will follow this policy and report any environmental, health, or safety concern or incident to Princeton University management
  • monitoring our progress through periodic evaluations

Last updated February 20, 2017 by Environmental, Safety and Risk Management Committee

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