Our goal is make Towson a safe and healthy place to work. In conjunction with campus employees and contractors, we conduct inspections and hazard assessments to eliminate and/or control occupational risks. We especially focus on office safety, asbestos, ladder safety (PDF), entry into confined spaces and the proper use of personal protective equipment (PDF) and powered industrial vehicles like aerial platforms (PDF) and forklifts (PDF). We also have dedicated programs for respiratory protection (PDF), hearing conservation (PDF), asbestos management (PDF), confined spaces (PDF) and ergonomics (PDF). We publish our list of asbestos locations (PDF) to aid occupational safety. Additional safety programs, policies and guidance include:
Environmental Health and Safety provides dedicated training on forklift trucks, hearing conservation , heat stress , respiratory protection and lockout/tagouts. Training on ladder safety, aerial lifts and entry into confined spaces is available by request. Contact safety AT_TOWSON or call 410-704-2949 to request a training session.
We recommend that employees requiring respiratory protection for their job duties watch videos to learn respiratory safety and discern the difference between respirators and surgical masks. Healthcare workers should also watch respiratory protection for healthcare workers.