Risk Management Services exists to provide protection and conservation of State of Washington and WSU resources (people, property, and money) through the management of risk. Risk Management includes loss prevention and mitigation activities, the purchase of insurance coverage, and self insurance programs.
Accident Prevention Program
WSU’s Accident Prevention Program (APP) promotes employee health and safety. WSU’s Safety Policies and Procedures Manual documents how WSU intends to provide a safe and productive work environment, conforming to State rules at the University level. These policies and procedures provide general guidance. Colleges, departments, and/or areas must develop more specific procedures establishing safe work practices for WSU’s diverse work environments. WSU EHSRMS’ APP is provided as a template for colleges, departments, and/or areas use. Only those APP chapters applicable to area work activities require development. Occasionally, establishing safe procedures for unique work activities or environments may necessitate additional APP chapters, or significantly revising template chapters.
If you are a WSU employee traveling internationally on WSU-related business, please register your travel. See International Travel for more information, including the international travel insurance provided at no additional cost to WSU employees.
Your college, department or area safety committee is an excellent resource for APP development. The APP should be reviewed regularly by the safety committee and modified as necessary in response to workplace near misses or incidents or changes to State rules and regulations. Contact EHS for assistance. EHS should be consulted if template chapters are changed significantly or if new chapters are required to ensure rule compliance. Ultimately the APP serves as a resource for WSU employees seeking guidance, and wanting to work safely.
Safety Policies Procedures Manual: Accident Prevention Responsibility