Occupational Health and Safety

Programs and Procedures

Life safety is the highest priority at Duquesne; therefore it is critical that the equipment that we depend on in emergencies functions properly. Duquesne goes great lengths to comply with all applicable codes and regulations to ensure life safety. This includes engineering controls such as stairwell pressurizations, smoke detectors, fire-rated doors, signage, sprinklers, notification systems with a set dB level and Hz, and policies and procedures that include horizontal, vertical, and stay-in-place evacuations as well as the Floor Marshal Program. The following are applicable programs, policies, and guidance that help ensure the protection of people, the environment, and prevent property loss.

In order to comply with the ever-increasing demands of federal, state and local regulations, Duquesne University strives to offer a campus and workplace that is free of hazards. The Environmental Health and Safety Department complies with environmental, health and safety issues by using the following policies and procedures for the recognition, evaluation and control of safety hazards associated with work spaces and tasks.