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Promoting Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security in Developing Countries E Sample Safety, Health, and Environment Policy Statement This university is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for its employees, students, and visitors and to managing the university in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner. We further recognize an obligation to demonstrate safety and environmental leadership by maintaining the highest standards and by serving as an example to our students and to the community at large. The university will strive to improve our safety and environmental performance continuously by adhering to the following policy objectives: Developing and improving programs and procedures to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Ensuring that personnel are properly trained and provided with appropriate safety and emergency equipment. Taking appropriate action to minimize hazards or change conditions that endanger health, safety, or the environment. Considering safety and environmental factors in all operating decisions, including those related to planning and acquisition. Engaging in sound reuse and recycling practices and exploring feasible opportunities to minimize the amount and toxicity of waste generated. Using energy efficiently throughout our operations. Encouraging personal accountability and emphasizing compliance with standards and conformity with university policies and best practices during employee training and in performance reviews. Communicating our desire to improve our performance continu-
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Promoting Chemical Laboratory Safety and Security in Developing Countries ously and fostering the expectation that every employee, student, and contractor on university premises will follow this policy and report any environmental, health, or safety concern to university management. Monitoring our progress through periodic evaluations. Adopted [date] by Safety, Health and Environment Management Committee