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15 Common University EH&S Program Issues & Simple Solutions
15 Common University EH&S Program Issues & Simple Solutions
15 Common University EH&S Program Issues & Simple Solutions: Observations from 40 EH&S University Program Peer Reviews

University Environmental Health & Safety programs are complex operations that manage a myriad of potential perils on campuses. To gauge the performance of an EH&S program, university leadership may merely rely on the results of regulatory compliance inspections or commission an internal audit. But a more insightful and less intimidating assessment method is the use of a collegial peer review by knowledgeable and experienced EH&S professionals from outside the organization. The University of Texas System initiated this approach over 25 years ago, where each institution’s EH&S program would be peer reviewed every three years by EH&S professionals from a different system institution. Over time, other universities from across the country (and around the world) learned of this effort and requests flowed in for reviews on their respective campuses. Having now just completed 40 such peer reviews, a series of recurrent common issues emerged. This presentation will summarize the peer review process and the 15 common issues encountered based on these 40 peer review encounters. But more importantly, the presentation will include the simple solutions to these issues and will provide suggestions for CSHEMA leadership to consider regarding strategic training and workshop opportunities for the membership in the future.

Dec 9, 2021 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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