Environmental Safety

Salisbury University makes safety a priority in the classroom, in the laboratory and in all other aspects of campus.

Emergency Preparation Is Key

SU is prepared for emergencies ranging from hazardous weather to criminal threats (violent demonstrations, hostage situations, bomb threats, chemical attacks and others).

In the event of an immediate threat, the campus community will be notified via sirens and pre-recorded messages that may be sent via campus phone, computer and television systems. Those who have signed up for emergency text notifications also will receive messages on their personal phones. Find out more information on downloading the Alertus+ emergency notification app.

For more information on precautions we have in place in the event of specific emergencies, as well as tips for responding during those situations, see the SU Police Emergency Procedures page and Emergency Response Guide. For evacuation planning, links to SU building floorplans are available below.

The University Public Relations Office provides notifications of campus closings during emergency situations via the SU homepage, Facebook, and Twitter accounts, and local media.

Know Where to Go During an Emergency

If there’s a fire or building evacuation, do you know your nearest exit or where to assemble? Floorplans of most SU academic and residential buildings and directions to emergency assembly points are available.

Workplace Injury and Illness Reporting

All work-related incidents resulting in an injury or illness must be reported to the Human Resources Office as soon as possible. Our office also tracks all non-employee incidents that result in an injury or illness. Information about reporting injuries and illness is available.

Safety Training

Our office offers training for new staff, as well as sessions on bloodbourne pathogens; adult and child CPR and AED use; adult and child first aid; asbestos, biohazard and radiation awareness; laboratory safety for students and instructors; respirator training; and spill prevention control and countermeasures. Learn more about each training and to schedule a session.

Laboratory Safety

Always exercise extra caution when working with chemicals, biological material, open flames and other potential hazards in the laboratory. Learn more about Laboratory Safety and Waste Management. To request an evaluation of your lab for compliance or for assistance in developing special procedures, please contact Environmental Safety at 410-546-6485.

Frequently Asked Questions