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The Office of Safety and Compliance exists to create a safe and healthful workplace for the employees and students of Lander University as well as the patrons and visitors of the campus.

The specific mission of this office is to ensure compliance with OSHA, the South Carolina Fire Marshal's Office, DHEC and other regulatory agencies. This is accomplished through an intensive inspection program, corrective actions, and employee training. This web page is a resource to find specific information as it relates to occupational, fire and life safety and the fleet safety program.


Bloodborne Pathogens

The annual Bloodborne Pathogens training is for University employees in the following departments:

  • Athletics
  • PEES
  • Biology
  • Physical Plant
  • University Police
  • Campus Recreation

To proceed through this training you must:

  1. Review the Bloodborne Pathogens Training (PPT)
  2. Print the Annual Training Questionnaire (PDF) and the Annual Training Sign In Form (PDF)

Send the completed questionnaire and form via campus mail to the Director of Safety at CPO 6017. If at anytime you have questions please contact the Director of Safety, Kim Shannon, or your departmental training coordinator.


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Emergency Response Team

The Lander University Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) was created to assist the University in recovering from natural and man-made disasters in the absence of professional emergency responders.

The CERT is available as a resource to professional emergency responders in the event of a major emergency situation on campus and to assist Greenwood County Emergency Preparedness in the event of a disaster in Greenwood County.

The Lander University Campus Emergency Response Team is comprised of volunteers from many areas on campus and includes administrators, faculty and staff. The team is open to all employees and students.

To Join: Contact the Director of Safety or call at 864-388-8200

Fire Safety

Fire and life safety inspections are conducted monthly by the Office of Safety and Compliance along with routine tests of the fire alarm systems.

Learn more about our Fire Safety policies and procedures.

Fleet Safety

Lander University has established policies for the safe operations of vehicles by employees and ensure compliance with the State Vehicle and Fleet Safety Program and policies and practices of the University.

Learn more about Fleet Safety

Golf Cart Training

Any employee who utilizes a golf cart or utility vehicle as a part of their job duties, or an employee or department that wishes to utilize University owned carts to transport visitors must complete the golf cart operator's training.

To complete the training:

  1. Read the University's Golf Cart Policy (DOC)
  2. View the PowerPoint presentation titled "Golf Cart Training" (PPT)
  3. Print out and sign the Golf Cart Sign-In Form (DOC). This form also requires a supervisor's signature
  4. Contact the Director of Safety to schedule a driving test.

Occupational Safety

The occupational safety program at Lander University is based in the Physical Plant. This office provides for on-the-job safety of our employees as well as OSHA compliance. You have the right to a safe and healthful workplace.

What to do if you are injured on the job: All injuries should be reported immediately to your supervisor or Human Resources at extension 8310.

If you experience an injury requiring medical attention please call:

  • Campus Nurse: ext. 8335
  • Safety Officer: ext. 8009
  • University Police: ext. 8222
  • Human Resources: ext. 8310

In the event that you become injured on the job after normal working hours, please call University Police at extension 8222.