THE AVS MISSION AND VISION
The Office of the Assistant Vice President, Health & Safety (AVS) Mission and Vision is an evolving process providing the framework of health & safety disciplines required to achieve, support, and maintain agency compliance with federal and state policies. We promote the evolution of a safety philosophy and culture to support USU.
AVS is composed of four Divisions; Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Radiation Safety Division (RSD), Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Division (IHE), Occupational Health & Pharmacy Supply Center (OCC). Each division has a role in providing USU with health & safety resources.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY DIVISION
Environmental Health & Safety Division (EHS) supports and protects the health and safety of USU members through professional guidance, educational provisions, and advanced resources; promotes and reinforces a philosophy of self-governance and professional accountability; and empowers USU members to seamlessly integrate and sustain a safety philosophy and culture.
RADIATION SAFETY DIVISION
Radiation Safety Division (RSD) oversees the development, implementation, and support of a comprehensive Radiation Safety Program in compliance with governmental policies; enforces directives of the USU Radiation Safety Committee (RSC); and oversees the safe and legal use of radioactive sources and equipment.
INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE & ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION
Industrial Hygiene & Environmental Division (IHE) supports USU mission effectiveness through real-time investigative research, environmental assessments, and health-risk management to affect and/or mitigate issues in correlation to USU member health, performance, and productivity; and delivers specialized services, technical guidance, and expertise of federal and state regulatory IHE policies for the maintenance and protection of USU members and assets.
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH DIVISION & PHARMACY SUPPLY CENTER
Occupational Health Division (OCC) program develops, implements, and supports a comprehensive OCC program, fostering awareness of occupational health issues, and promoting healthy lifestyles through proven wellness programs. The Pharmacy Supply Center (PHM) supports USU research and education by providing the highest quality and most cost-effective pharmaceuticals.
For more information about AVS and AVS Divisions, contact the AVS Operations & Administrative Officer (AO). USU members are encouraged to visit the AVS intranet homepage for references, or direct questions and immediate concerns to the AO.
AVS OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER (AO)
Office of the Assistant Vice President, Health & Safety
4301 Jones Bridge Road (Bldg A room A2020)
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 295-9443