Occupational Safety

NOTE: The University of Kansas Medical Center launched an intranet on June 20, 2016 to provide easier access to information and tools used by our faculty and staff. Valid KU Medical Center network credentials are required to access the intranet.

Many of the forms and procedures for EHS have been relocated to the intranet. If you are affiliated with another institution and are interested in collaborating or learning more about our procedures, please contact Ryan Lickteig.

The EHS Occupational Safety Program strives to ensure and promote a healthy and safe work environment. We do this by conducting work site evaluations, managing the Universities Medical Surveillance Program, and by providing awareness and training for work place hazards. 


  • Indoor Air Quality Assessments
  • Noise Surveys and Training on Hearing Protection
  • General Work-site Evaluations
  • Respiratory Fit Testing and Training
  • Ergonomic Workstation Evaluations
  • Recommendations on OSHA related regulations

Assessing Workplace Occupational Health Risks

The Environmental Health and Safety Office will work with individuals, supervisors and the Hospital's Occupational Health Clinic to assess occupational exposures, and to recommend appropriate control measures.  Providing as much information as possible is important to an accurate assessment as Occupational Hazards can be difficult to quantify or predict with certainty.  Hazards can vary significantly based on a number of different factors including:

  • Type of hazard
  • The dose of exposure
  • The duration of exposure
  • Route of exposure
  • Individual susceptibility
  • Combined effect of multiple hazards



Last modified: Dec 01, 2016