Lafayette College is committed to protecting the environment, health and safety of all members of the campus community in its operations and activities.
We further recognize an obligation to demonstrate safety and environmental leadership by maintaining the highest standards and serving as an example to our students as well as the community at large.
In working to meet this commitment, the College and employees must ensure that sound environmental, health and safety planning is integrated into every level of the College’s decision-making and must demonstrate leadership to meet the following:
- Comply with all applicable federal and state environmental, health and safety laws and regulations. In the absence of specific laws or regulations, consensus-based standards or best management practices should be adopted;
- Develop, implement, and continuously improve environmental, health and safety programs that eliminate safety hazards, encourage safe work practices and emphasize safety and environmental education;
- Promote environmental, health and safety responsibility among employees, students, and visitors through training and assessment;
- Include environmental, health and safety factors as an integral part of each institution’s planning and operational functions;
- Design, construct and operate all facilities in a manner that encourages environmental responsibility and promotes sustainable development on campus properties and in local communities; and
- Work cooperatively with government, industry and other organizations in developing reasonable and cost-effective environmental, health and safety legislation and regulations that protect the human health and the environment.