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Contractor Management

Environmental Health & Safety

Contractor Management

SMU seeks to engage contractors who dedicate themselves each day to maintaining an accident-free work place. Personal safety and regulatory compliance is a Value at SMU. There is never an acceptable reason for compromising safety.  SMU is committed to achieving full compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, as well as SMU University wide policy and standards. These standards apply to all contractors, service providers, and vendors. These standards are not intended to be inclusive of all local, state, and federal laws and regulations that Contractors are obligated to comply with.

There are a variety of contractors that work on SMU's campus on any given day including high impact contractors, low impact contractors, and service providers. EHS has implemented various programs to aid these contractors in understanding SMU's expectations in regards to environmental health and safety.

High Impact Contractors (Prime) perform activities at SMU facilities that may have a potential negative effect on the health and safety of people, the environment, reputation, or upon business when interrupted.

Low Impact Contractors are contractors that have a very low risk of causing negative effects on health, safety, or the environment such as administrative consultants, some delivery drivers, etc.

Service Providers are SMU-embedded contractors that work on our campus daily as part of University essential operations.  These contractors are indistinguishable from SMU employees. 

All HIGH IMPACT CONTRACTORS and SERVICE PROVIDERS working at SMU are required to attend a Contractor Orientation session in 2019.  Currently supervisors, foreman, and principles must attend, but eventually, all employees on SMU's campus are expected to attend.   

For more information and to sign up for orientation, please see: