The Occupational Safety program at VCU is designed to support employees’ and students' right to work in an environment free of recognized hazards that may cause illness or injury. We accomplish this by promoting Safety initiatives that support research, facilitate learning and encourage collaboration and compliance.
Personal Protective Equipment
Automated External Defibrillator Program
Safety and Risk Management administers the university’s Automated External Defibrillator (AED) program and approves the purchase and placement of all new AEDs, coordinates regular inspections and servicing of devices, as well as ensures the removal and replacement of any AED that is out of service, under manufacturer’s recall, or more than nine years old.
Departments interested in purchasing a new AED or relocating an existing device can submit a request to SRM by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All requests should include:
- Department Name
- Building & Floor
- Physical Address
- Department Contact(s)
Departments are responsible for the cost to purchase a new AED and wall-mounted cabinet, as well as the cost of regularly scheduled inspections and maintenance.
Emergency Action Program
Virginia Commonwealth University Office of Safety and Risk Management (SRM) has developed the Emergency Action Program in order to aid departments and facilities in creating an Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for their specific locations in case of an emergency. The program was created in accordance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards contained in 29 CFR 1910.38(a).
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