Environmental Health and Safety
Emergency ContactsEnvironmental Health and Safety Department 257-2120
MEDICALUniversity Student Health Center 257-4866
North Louisiana Medical Center 254-2100
Poison Control Center 800-222-1222
FIRERuston Fire Department 9-911
POLICEUniversity Police 257-4018
Ruston Police 9-911
Quick LinksEmergency Information Safety/Risk Management Policies
Safety Documents Safety Meetings and Training
Driver's Safety Program
Accident and "Near-Miss" Reporting
Shops, Grounds, Custodial, and Tool/Equipment Use Safety Programs
The mission of Louisiana Tech Office of Environmental Safety is to promote and assist
the University community in maintaining a safe workplace and ensure compliance with
federal and state safety regulations and reporting.
1200 Lomax Drive, Ruston, Louisiana
It is the policy of the Administration of Louisiana Tech University to provide a work and educational environment which is free from recognized hazards that are or can be responsible for injury or illness. In addition, it is essential that the assets of the University be protected from losses which could result in loss to equipment, research, materials, or buildings. To coordinate these policies, an extensive loss control program has been established as part of the total administrative effort.
Responsibility for the implementation of this program is assigned to the Environmental
Health & Safety Department. They will work with the guidance and advice of the University
Safety Committee to provide programs for the recognition, evaluation, and control
of hazards and potential losses. The ultimate responsibility for safety, however,
cannot be delegated as a staff function; it must be assumed by every member of the
University community. Each individual is expected to comply with all identified life
safety and health standards and all rules and regulations pursuant to our policy for
the prevention of accidents and job-related illness.
Deans, Directors, Department Heads, and other supervisors are required to be continuously cognizant of the health and safety needs of their personnel and are responsible for initiating the necessary preventative and corrective measures to minimize safety hazards associated with activities under their direction. It is essential that all supervisory personnel accept this responsibility for the safety of all persons coming into their areas and for the safety of all personnel under their jurisdiction. In addition, whenever possible, safety should be incorporated as an integral part of all courses in which there is a potential for hazard, accidental injury or illness in the classrooms, laboratories, or shops.
Leslie K. Guice, President