Health and Safety

Policies by Topic - Health and Safety

Roof AccessThis policy seeks to reduce the inherent risks and dangers that building rooftops can present by limiting building rooftop access to Authorized Persons only.All Policy Topics, Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students10/19/202310/19/2023
Service and Assistance AnimalThe purpose of this policy to articulate the conditions under which Service and Assistance Animals are permitted access to University grounds and facilities. All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, student3/17/20233/17/2023
Face Covering PolicyHealth and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students8/16/202110/18/2022
Vehicle/Driver RequirementsThis policy covers requirements for the use of university vehicles. USC reserves the right, at its discretion, to prohibit any individual from driving a university vehicle, or to prohibit an employee from driving a personal vehicle for university business.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff11/15/201710/12/2023
Unmanned Aerial Systems (drones)Due to potential risks to safety, security and privacy, USC generally prohibits operations of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS; commonly known as a drone) on or above USC property or in connection with a USC-sanctioned or affiliated event or activity, including commercial, recreational, hobbyist, or other uses.All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, ResearchFaculty, research, Staff, Students3/1/20162/15/2023
TailgatingTailgating before a football game is part of the rich heritage that makes Trojan Game Day special. This policy provides guidelines to help ensure a safe, family-friendly game day environment, and applies only to USC’s University Park Campus – not the Coliseum or other facilities. However, both tailgating, and open containers, are strictly prohibited at USC Village.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students8/15/20179/10/2021
Smoke Free PolicyThe university is committed to promoting a healthy, safe and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor facilities on university owned and leased property with no exception, including within vehicles parked on those properties.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students1/10/20174/8/2022
Research Personnel ProtectionSafety is a core value at USC. The university is committed to advancement of an institutional safety culture, with strong programs of personal safety, accident and injury prevention, wellness promotion, and compliance with applicable environmental and health and safety laws and regulations.All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, ResearchFaculty, research, Staff, Students7/2/20202/15/2023
Protecting MinorsThe university is committed to promoting the safety and wellbeing of students and others who are entrusted to our care or visit our campuses, especially those who are particularly vulnerable, including patients, volunteer subjects of research, and the children in our daycare and community outreach programs.All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, Staff, Students6/25/20184/26/2024
Minors in Laboratories and ShopsUSC encourages and actively promotes creative education, hands-on workshops, and the mentoring of minors (children under 18) who attend educational events on USC campuses. All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, ResearchFaculty, research, Staff6/30/20202/15/2023
Mandated ReportersMandated Reporters have an individual duty to report known or suspected abuse or neglect relating to children, elders, or dependent adults. Any employees whose positions are designated by the state of California as Mandated Reporters must understand what they are required to report, when it must be reported, and to whom. Summary information regarding the three categories of mandated reports is provided below.All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, Staff Workplace, University Organization, Culture, and EthicsFaculty, research, Staff11/1/20157/15/2024
Injury and Illness PreventionUSC is committed to excellence in environmental health and safety stewardship on our campuses and in the larger USC community. This policy outlines safety responsibilities and requirements placed on all USC personnel (faculty, staff, students, contractors, and volunteers)—to support injury and illness prevention, maintain a safe and healthful workplace, and ensure individual and institutional compliance with relevant environmental health and safety regulations.All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, ResearchFaculty, research, Staff, Students7/30/20132/15/2023
Hazardous Waste Management (Environmental Management)The purpose of this policy is to protect the health and safety of university faculty, staff, students and visitors through safe handling and disposal of chemical, infectious, and radioactive wastes; to reduce the potential environmental liabilities and costs of hazardous waste disposal; and to help ensure that hazardous wastes are disposed of in accordance with all applicable regulations.All Policy Topics, Health and Safety, ResearchFaculty, research, Staff, Students3/15/20042/15/2023
Emergency ManagementThe university recognizes the need to prepare for unexpected events such as natural or human-caused disasters, as well as the need to return the university as quickly as possible to its normal operations should such events occur.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students9/15/20162/16/2022
COVID-19 Vaccination ProgramThe purpose of the COVID-19 Vaccination Program is to protect and support the health and safety of the USC Community including the University’s faculty, staff, students, and patients.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students4/26/20216/2/2023
COVID-19 Testing PolicyTo protect and support the health and safety of the USC Community by surveillance testing faculty, staff and student populations for potential COVID-19 infection, and to use this information to prevent, reduce, track and contain the transmission of COVID-19 at USC.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students5/3/20218/22/2022
Campus AccessThe university reserves the right to restrict or prohibit access to university property and to prohibit certain activities on campus.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students1/14/20134/24/2024
USC Drug-FreeThe Federal Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act and its amendments of 1989 (Public Law 101-226, 20 U.S.C. 1011i) require all federal grant recipients to certify a drug-free environment.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students2/7/201911/28/2023
Violence-Free Campus and WorkplaceThe university’s goal is to enhance the safety of all USC campuses, facilities, activities, and events so that students, faculty, staff, patients and visitors can work, learn and receive health care in an environment free from violence and threats.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students7/30/20138/31/2023
Pets on University PropertyThe intent of this policy is to maintain the university as a productive, safe, and clean environment in which to study, conduct research, work and visit.Health and SafetyFaculty, Staff, Students2/1/20062/1/2006