Safety & Security Compliance Policy

Custodian of Policy: VP Finance & Administration

Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: 5.24

Relevant Procedures:

Effective Date: Current

Last Review: Unknown

Next Review: TBD

Policy

Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to creating and maintaining safe and secure environments in order to fulfill its mission of providing high quality higher education. The University shall create, implement, and monitor appropriate plans, programs, procedures, and training consistent with applicable legal and professional standards, regulations and available resources to promote safety and security of individuals and University property. These measures include, but are not limited to, compliance with standards for security for individuals and University property; environmental health; occupational safety; and emergency management.

Definitions

Security: Actions, practices, procedures, processes, and programs associated with protecting individuals and the physical assets such as property, facilities, vehicles, equipment, and material on University property and operating locations from threat of or actual damage or loss.

Environmental Health: Actions, practices, procedures, processes, and programs associated with preserving and protecting the natural environment (air, soil and water) of University property and operating locations.

Occupational Safety: Actions, practices, procedures, processes, and programs associated with protecting the health and well-being of employees in performing their assigned responsibilities on University property and operating locations.

Emergency Management: Planning, organizing, coordination, integration, training and execution of efforts to prevent, minimize, respond to, and recover from injury or damage resulting from natural or manmade disasters or other crisis situations.

University Property: University property means the facilities and land owned, leased, or under the primary control of Minnesota State University Moorhead.