Environmental Health & Safety at HWS
Hobart and William Smith Colleges envisions of a campus where losses through accidents, fire, environmental incidents and similar problems do not occur. Through strict compliance with local New York State and federal environmental, health and safety (EHS) regulations (i.e., EPA, OSHA and DEC), the campus ensures regulatory compliance, the safety of its faculty, staff and students and the well-being of the environment. We believe that all of us share the responsibility for environmental and safety loss prevention and that, by working together, we can help each other attain this goal. HWS has developed this Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Program to define our responsibilities for EHS, which through proper implementation will ensure our control and minimization of the Colleges EHS liabilities. Routine and appropriate EHS training is paramount to the education of faculty, staff and students.
A successful EHS program requires the skills and knowledge of each faculty and staff and must be applied with vigor and enthusiasm in a clearly active and continuing manner.