Safe Work Environment
Western Oregon University is committed to providing a safe environment for all employees and students, not just because it is our legal obligation, but because we care about the well-being of each member of our population. We will make every effort to make this commitment a reality by providing adequate training to our staff and correcting unsafe conditions as a matter of practice. We will be proactive in ensuring a safe university community for all.
The safety of our campus is everyone’s responsibility. If you notice a condition or activity on campus that you feel may create issues of concern for your safety, or that of your coworkers, students, or the public in general, you should report the condition to your supervisor, Facilities Services, Campus Public Safety, or Human Resources at once.
Western Oregon University maintains policies specifying guidelines for appropriate conduct and disciplinary action. As with all violations of policy, violations of safety policies may subject employees to disciplinary action, up to and including termination. The university follows typical procedures for progressive discipline, generally providing warnings before such action is taken. We do not wish this policy to discourage employees from coming forward about real and legitimate safety concerns, but egregious community members will be taken very seriously. The university reserves the right to determine on a case by case basis the seriousness of the violation and the level of disciplinary action.
Phones numbers for reporting unsafe conditions:
- Facilities Services: 88043
- Campus Public Safety: 88481
- Human Resources: 88490
Family and medical leave act (fmla)
The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), is a federal law that requires employers to provide job protection to qualifying employees who take time off for a serious health condition and other qualifying absences from work. Your occupational injury/illness may meet the definition of an FMLA serious health condition. If you are missing time from work, you will be notified about your eligibility for FMLA leave. Time loss and FMLA leave run concurrently.