College of Engineering / Engineering Office of Safety / Safety Statement


Safety Statement

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering (“College”) considers the health, safety, and well-being of its faculty, staff, students, contractors and visitors at the heart of its vision:

  • The best student-centered engineering experience in America
  • Leading research that improves the quality of life and fosters economic competitiveness
  • A dynamic faculty that exemplifies excellence and innovation

As Engineers, we are ethically bound to ensure the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Hence, the College will comply with Auburn University policies, applicable local, state and federal regulations and prudent practices to provide a safe working and learning environment. To achieve this safe environment, every member of the college (faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors) has the responsibility to conduct its activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of all.

To sustain a culture of safety within the College, all departments, student organizations, and centers will continuously strive to mitigate risk and eliminate potential hazards through Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment in all its activities.

It is the belief of the College that “Safe Engineering is Good Engineering” and as such teaching, research and outreach which are essential to achieving our vision should be conducted with a proper balance of scientific interest and best practices that reduce risks.