Our facility safety programs are designed to prevent and/or minimize exposure to potentially hazardous work environments and activities facing Northwestern employees and contractors who maintain our facilities and property.
Confined SpacesProgram to provide procedures and guidance for safe entry, exit, and emergency response during confined space operations.
Contractor SafetyProgram to communicate Northwestern’s EHS expectations to contractors, vendors, and service providers while working on University property.
Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)Program to outline the required steps to prevent injuries resulting from the unexpected startup or release of stored energy while working on equipment.
Fall ProtectionProgram to provide procedures and guidelines to prevent falls to lower levels and guidance for the assessment and selection of fall protection equipment.
Hazard CommunicationProgram to provide the necessary information regarding potential hazards of exposure to chemicals and the necessary protective measures to avoid exposure.
Material Handling Equipment
Program to provide guidance on the safe operation of material handling equipment, such as forklifts, motorized pallet jacks, tractors, overhead cranes, and rigging.