Fire and Occupational Safety

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The University of Maryland Environmental Health and Safety office is responsible for all aspects of fire safety on campus.

This includes construction and renovation plans review, fire safety and construction inspections, fire safety education, fire drills, emergency warden program, fire alarm response, fire cause investigation, maintenance of the Fire Safety web site, Hot Work Permits and occupancy permits. 

The University also administers the UM Public Access Automatic External Defibrillation (AED) Program, which maintains AEDs in a number of campus facilities. The use of AEDs, in conjunction with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), are used to restore normal heart rhythm in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.

The University has developed safety and health programs to help provide a safe working environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. These occupational safety programs include asbestos work, confined space entry, electrical safety, indoor air quality, lead exposure in construction, personal protective equipment, and forklift use.