Statement on Health and Safety

Youngstown State University recognizes its responsibility to protect the health and assure the safety of the students, employees and visitors to the campus. 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.

Youngstown State University is committed to the health and safety of its employees, students and guests. The University will develop and maintain programs with the intent of preventing safety hazards and promoting health on our campus. The programs developed shall be compliant with, but not limited to, all federal, state and local regulations applicable to safety, health and the environment. All University-related facilities, activities, and programs shall be designed, conducted, and operated in a manner that reasonably protects human health and safety.


The Campus Safety Division includes the University Police and the Department of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety (EOHS).

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.


EOHS is responsible for developing and implementing appropriate environmental health and safety programs and training. EOHS regularly consults with the University’s Office of General Counsel to ensure that the University maintains compliance with federal, state and local legislation that affects the safety of the campus environment.

Contact for Questions/Concerns

Office: Department of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety
Location: Cushwa Hall