The Occupational Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene Division promotes health and safety procedures and assists the university community in identifying, evaluating and eliminating occupational and workplace hazards that can cause illnesses or injuries.
Online and classroom training sessions are provided for compliance with established federal, state and local regulations and university health and safety policies.
Industrial hygiene services include indoor air quality investigations (unusual odors, mold, moisture, ventilation), ergonomic workstation evaluations, indoor lighting assessments, mercury spill cleanups, water sampling and thermal (heat and cold) stress evaluations.
Written programs are provided to support departmental compliance with the Ohio Public Employment Risk Reduction Program (PERRP) which has adopted federal Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) regulations and standards to ensure public employees are provided with workplaces free of recognized hazards. Written programs are available for Chemical Exposure Monitoring, Confined Space Entry, Elevated Work, Elevator Safety, Fall Protection, Forklift/Powered Industrial Trucks, Hazard Communication, Heat/Cold Stress, Hot Work, Job Hazard Analyses, Lead Safety, Legionella, Lockout Tagout, Nanoparticles, Noise/Hearing Conservation, Pesticide Handling, Respiratory Protection, Shop Safety, Silica Dust, Trenching/Excavating and Working Alone.
Questions about OSU Occupational Health, Safety and Industrial Hygiene can be directed to Ross McClain, Director.