Jump to Navigation ▼

Environmental and Life Safety Issues

Environmental issues

Violations of any environmental law, regulation, University policy or procedure with respect to the storage or disposal of hazardous material (Examples include: oil spillages, improper disposal of chemical, biological or radioactive materials, water contamination, air emissions and other abuses to the environment). Concerns related to the exposure to potentially harmful materials (such as asbestos or lead).

Facilities Management

Gary Wojtowicz, Director of Operations
Evanston campus – 847-491-5201 or facilities-management@northwestern.edu
Chicago – 312-503-8000

Office for Research Safety

Michael B. Blayney, Executive Director
michael.blayney@northwestern.edu
Evanston campus – 847-491-5581
Chicago campus – 312-503-8300
http://www.research.northwestern.edu/ors/

Unsafe conditions

Concerns regarding safety in the environment. (Examples include: poor air quality, exposure to hazardous material, ergonomic issues, improper supervisory directive that places employee in danger, poor housekeeping).

Facilities Management

Gary Wojtowicz, Director of Operations
Evanston campus – 847-491-5201 or facilities-management@northwestern.edu
Chicago – 312-503-8000

Office of Risk Management

Chris Johnson, Director
847-491-5610
risk@northwestern.edu
http://www.northwestern.edu/risk

Office for Research Safety

Michael B. Blayney, Executive Director
michael.blayney@northwestern.edu
Evanston campus – 847-491-5581
Chicago campus – 312-503-8300
http://www.research.northwestern.edu/ors/

Life safety/Fire code issues

Contact University Police, if the situation presents an immediate threat to life or property. 
Emergency – 911

Identification of deficiencies or unsafe physical conditions in University buildings or grounds that may pose a danger to individuals or property.

Facilities Management

Gary Wojtowicz, Director of Operations
Evanston campus – 847-491-5201 or facilities-management@northwestern.edu
Chicago – 312-503-8000

Office of Risk Management

Chris Johnson, Director
847-491-5610
risk@northwestern.edu
http://www.northwestern.edu/risk

Office for Research Safety

Michael B. Blayney, Executive Director
michael.blayney@northwestern.edu
Evanston campus – 847-491-5581
Chicago campus – 312-503-8300
http://www.research.northwestern.edu/ors/

In addition to these resources, Northwestern has selected EthicsPoint to provide you with a simple way to report activities that may involve misconduct or violations of University policy. You may file a report here or by dialing 866-294-3545. This service is not a substitute for, nor does it supersede, any existing reporting methods or protocols already in place at Northwestern for reporting suspected problems or complaints. Instead, the EthicsPoint system provides an additional means of reporting such issues. Any suspected problems or complaints reported via EthicsPoint will be reviewed in accordance with current University procedures, including those described in the Faculty, Staff, or Student Handbooks. Northwestern policy prohibits the taking of retaliatory action against anyone for reporting or inquiring about potential breaches of University policy or for seeking guidance on how to handle suspected breaches.