Safety Committees

Florida International University (FIU) is committed to keeping our employees safe! FIU has a responsibility to provide a safe work and learning environment for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. Per the State of Florida Division of Risk Management, each state agency is required to establish and maintain a general safety committee to evaluate, monitor and analyze overall safety issues to reduce the risk of injury, property damage and potential Liability for the University. FIU has various safety and compliance committees that focus on different regulatory compliance requirements and safety objectives.  

University Safety Council (USC)

The USC is charged to promote university-wide safety awareness, establish best practices, provide guidance, and review safety related policies, procedures, and practices, and provide a forum to address complaints, violations and recommendations regarding safety related matters. The committee is further charged with the recognition of students, employees, agents, and volunteers who make exceptional contributions to the reduction and control of education and employment-related accidents.

Employee Safety Committee (ESC)

The ESC is responsible for advising the FIU University Safety Council on matters which impact the safety of faculty, staff, and overall University. The responsibilities of the ESC include the following but are not limited to these:

  • Review injuries, establish possible causation, track and trend injuries; inspection, safety, and review accident investigation reports; hazard reports and provide corrective actions; university policies, procedures, and training pertaining to employee safety.
  • Recognize employees who make exceptional contributions to safety in the workplace.
  • Provide a platform where employees can report safety and health concerns.
  • Escalate concerns, policy/procedures improvements, and safety initiatives/campaigns to the FIU University Safety Council for review and/or approval.

If you have a concern that you would like to share or suggestions on how to improve employee safety at FIU, please email the Employee Safety Committee Chair at