» Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), also commonly referred to as Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Occupational Health, or Workplace Health and Safety (WHS), is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health, and welfare of people at work.

The goal of a multidisciplinary occupational health and safety team is to design, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive health and safety program that will maintain and enhance health, improve safety, and productivity. 

At Chapman University, our Occupational Health and Safety operations are a function of the Risk Management/Environmental Health & Safety office.  The goal of the University is to promote, protect and secure the well-being of University employees as well as our student population, through high-quality and cost-effective services. To accomplish this objective, we collaborate with an array of outside medical providers, that complement and supplement staff and faculty, as needed.

For more information on specific components of our Program, see the below resources:


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Injury and Illness Prevention (IIP) Plan

An important priority of Chapman University is to provide a safe and healthy working environment for all employees. To achieve this goal, all university employees must join in a cooperative effort to identify and eliminate unsafe working conditions or practices, to control health hazards, and to comply fully with the safety and health standards for every job. To help accomplish this objective, the University has adopted this Injury and Illness Prevention (IIP) Program.

1. Injury and Illness Prevention Plan » For direct access to the plan.

2. Injury and Illness Prevention Plan Training » All employees must complete IIP training, hosted on the LearnUpon system. To be registered, please email Risk Management with your full name so that you can be enrolled in the course.

Lab Animal Occupational Health and Safety Program (LAOHP)

Lab with mice

Working with laboratory animals can present risks to the health and well-being of research personnel and other individuals who may have animal contact or even casual exposure.

The purpose of the Laboratory Animal Occupational Health Program (LAOHP) is to identify, evaluate, manage and reduce potential health risks associated with the care and use of animals. By assessing an individual’s risks, recommendations to prevent illness related to laboratory animal research can be made. The Chapman University LAOHP is a component of the overall Chapman University Occupational Health and Safety Program (OHSP). Chapman University EH&S collaborates with the Office of Research to help assure the health and safety of personnel working in the Chapman University Vivarium.

Lab Animal Occupational Health Plan (LAOHP) (PDF)

Lab Animal Occupational Health Plan (LAOHP) Flowchart (PDF)

Lab Animal Occupational Health Enrollment Questionnaire (PDF)

Other Miscellaneous Resources

Aerosol Transmissible Disease Exposure Control Plan (DOC)

AED User's Manual - Powerheart G3 (PDF)

Checklist – CU Back Safely Checklist (DOC)

First Aid Kit Supply List (PDF)