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Safety & Risk Management

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BPM-601 General Policy

Revised December 1, 2008


The University of Missouri has an inescapable obligation to furnish facilities and an environment that will provide reasonable protection from injury and property damage for employees, students and the public and to be a good steward of funds coming into its possession and to preserve its assets.


All faculty, staff and students to the University of Missouri have the responsibility and obligation to act in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and all other applicable Federal and State regulations.

The University will follow the Design and Construction codes and standards as indicated in the Business Policy Manual Section 109.

In unusual situations where the University is exempt from regulatory jurisdiction due to its status as a government entity, faculty, staff and students still have an obligation for obtaining knowledge of the risks associated with their activities and exercising reasonable judgment to protect against the risks the regulations are intended to protect.


The President of the University has delegated to the Vice President for Finance and Administration, to the Chancellors of each campus, and to the Chief Executive Officer of University Health Care, the responsibility for the Risk Management Program.


In order for this policy to be effective, it will be necessary for each employee, particularly those who supervise other employees and who use or are responsible for University assets, to acquire necessary knowledge and to act as individual Risk Managers in the program's implementation.


Nothing contained in this policy shall be interpreted or otherwise construed to mean that the
sovereign immunity of the University is being waived in whole or in part.


For additional information about any safety or health related policy or guideline, contact the appropriate campus official listed at the following website: