Environmental Health and Safety manages and seeks to reduce risks of physical work performed on campus through the implementation and enforcement of University safety policies and procedures. These programs are designed to to protect the health and safety of all employees and to comply with the requirements of applicable Federal, State and Local regulations.
The USC Shop Safety Program applies to any location where one or more of the following operations are routinely conducted by Faculty, Staff, Students or Contractors, etc. in workspaces that are owned or leased by the University.
Working in a shop can pose a significant hazard and can cause injury and even death to employees, particularly when a shop’s rules and guidelines are not followed.
Electrically powered equipment can pose a significant hazard and can cause injury and even death to employees, particularly when mishandled or not maintained.
Servicing and maintenance of equipment can cause injury and even death to employees in the event of unexpected energization, start up or release of stored energy.
Powered Industrial Trucks
Powered industrial trucks can pose a significant hazard and can cause injury to employees, particularly when mishandled or not maintained.