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Joe Adams
Associate Vice President
140 University Service Center
email ♦ (740) 593-1667

Risk Management and Safety combines the dedicated technical and professional staff in the departments of Emergency Programs, Environmental Health & Safety, Laboratory & Radiation Safety, and Risk Management & Insurance.

Our mission is to assure, as much as possible, the protection of the University’s assets from unnecessary harm or unwanted risk to ensure Ohio can pursue and achieve its vision and goals.

Achieving this mission requires broad cooperative effort with all University stakeholders.

Challenges arise because people perceive or assess risks in different ways at different times. Everyone must always realize that risk management and safety are responsibilities we all share.

For these reasons, Risk Management and Safety maintains its focus on issues of fact, creates constructive relationships, continuously undertakes improvement initiatives, and leads by example. This is our commitment.

We are your internal consultant in all matters of Risk Management and Safety, and as such, we look forward to serving your Risk Management and Safety needs.

You may reach Risk Management and Safety by calling 740-593-1666.

The Division of Risk Management and Safety reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Risk Management and Safety is located at 142 University Service Center, 49 Factory Street, Athens, Ohio 45701.

Have a safe day!


Spring 2015 Radiation Safety Newsletter:
The 2015 Spring Radiation Safety newsletter is now available. View it here (PDF).

Ohio University's Emergency Operations Plan:
The Emergency Operations Plan for the university has been updated, and can be viewed here (PDF).

March Safe-T-Gram:
The March edition of the Safe-T-Gram is available at the following link (PDF). It spotlights Workers' Compensation Manager Larry Wines and gives some insight on falls at the workplace.

Winter 2015 Radiation Safety Newsletter:
The first Radiation Safety newsletter of the year is now available. Click the following link (PDF).

February Safe-T-Gram:
The February issue of Safe-T-Gram is now available. It emphasizes Laboratory Safety, spotlights Lab Safety Coordinator David Schleter and introduces our new Laboratory Safety and Compliance Officer Christopher Madden. It can be viewed here (PDF).