Safety FAQ

Where can I find KU’s Safety Policy?


What must I do if I am injured?

                All injuries must be reported immediately to your supervisor or their designee.

Who is responsible for my safety?

                You are. Safety is all about personal responsibility.

How do I report safety issues?

                Report issues that need immediate attention to your supervisor or their designee.

When is Occupational Health & Safety Professionals Day?

                May 9th

Where can I find SDS (formerly MSDS)?


Where can I find the OSHA regulations?



                Look in 29CFR1910.xxxxx

What is a near miss?

                A near miss is an incident that potentially could have caused injury or property damage but did not.

What is a hazard or hazardous condition?

A hazard is any source of potential damage, harm or adverse health effects on something or someone under certain conditions at work. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • an object that could fall from a height (potential or gravitational energy),
  • a run-away chemical reaction (chemical energy),
  • the release of compressed gas or steam (pressure; high temperature),
  • entanglement of hair or clothing in rotating equipment (kinetic energy),
  • or contact with electrodes of a battery or capacitor (electrical energy).                  

What is the campus speed limit?

                20 miles per hour.

What is “Hands Only” CPR?


One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
KU Today