Stephen F. Austin State University

Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management

Environmental Health, Safety, & Risk Management

We stress SAFETY because it affects you, your work, and the general well being of all employees as an important part of the University.

Mission Statement: The Environmental Health, Safety and Risk Management Department will provide active leadership to enable Stephen F. Austin State University to protect employees, students, the general public, and the University's physical and financial assets by reducing and controlling risk in the most efficient and cost effective manner while adhering to all local, state, and federal regulations.

Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Values include:

What's New

Hoverboard Ban - Effective Immediately

Beginning January 6, 2016 Stephen F Austin State University is prohibiting the use of self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, and hands-free segways, commonly known as hoverboards on campus.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has safety concerns about these devices. Recent information has revealed that the batteries in the devices may explode while charging or spontaneously combust during use causing danger to the user, bystanders and the surrounding environment. Until the safety standards of these devices are approved by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and certified by an OSHA nationally recognized testing laboratory, the Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Department is currently banning hoverboards from any university buildings or campus property.