Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Who is responsible for assuring that electrical work is performed safely?

The supervisor is ultimately responsible for assuring that his or her employees perform work in a safe and code-compliant manner. EHS supports the supervisor in this role by offering both the general awareness and qualified person electrical safety training. Physical Plant also assumes an active role in electrical safety by serving as the Building Code Official for the university. The Building Code Official assures that all work performed meets the code requirements, that renovation permits are issued, and that the work is inspected when complete to assure that all systems have been installed correctly. The Building Code Official also assures compliance with University Policy 5405.