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Human Resources | Safety Training

Under the General Duty Clause, Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970, employers are required to provide their employees with a place of employment that "is free from recognizable hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious harm to employees."

A major goal of the Southern University System is to provide efficient services to students and employees in a safe environment. Each employee must help to accomplish this goal through the use of cautious, yet effective work practices. Safe working conditions and safety awareness and loss of life and property damage. Our objectives are to implement a comprehensive safety plan on each campus of the Southern University System that meets all federal, state and local safety codes and to promote and maintain safe conditions in our offices, classrooms, other campus facilities and on the campus grounds.

These objectives can be achieved if all employees accept personal responsibility for the safety and well being of themselves and others. Safe work habits are essential. Therefore, each employee in the Southern University System must do his/her part by reporting unsafe work conditions and practices immediately. Our intention is to provide to all employees' effective training in safety procedures and instructions for safely operating safety equipment.


An employee’s specific job classification and role will determine the mandatory training that is required as per the associated OSHA standard. Throughout the course of the year, the Office of Human Resources will promote these trainings, some of which are mandatory for specific groups of employees. These courses will be developed using a mix of instructor-led training and web-based trainings.

Should you have questions or concerns, or require assistance, please contact the Office of Human Resources at:



Katina Jones, HR Analyst

6400 Press Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone Number: (504) 286-5271