Environmental Health and Safety

Why are Health and Safety Inspections Performed?

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) performs periodic health and safety-related inspections to identify work practices, procedures or conditions that do not comply with state or federal regulations or other authorities, university Health and Safety Policy 1005 or university health and safety programs.

When issues are identified, they are reported to the Principal Investigator, Supervisor and/or departmental executive. Identified issues are to be corrected within the timeframe provided in the EHS report. If corrections are not made, the report will be reissued to the next executive level. Hazards that are immediately dangerous to life or health must be corrected immediately, either by fixing the hazardous condition or by removing the equipment or operation from service.

If you recently received an electronic notice of a safety inspection, you can respond to any identified violations using this system. Note that you cannot access this system using wireless.

If you have any problems accessing this system, please contact the EHS inspector who sent you the link to the inspection report, contact Environmental Health and Safety at 540-231-3600 or send an email to safety@vt.edu

Contact Information

Zachary Adams, Assistant Director