The role of the committee is to make recommendations to the president in regards to environmental, health, and safety (EHS) issues on campus. In performing that role, the committee serves as the governing board for campus EHS programs, evaluating and making recommendations on resources for EHS compliance projects as they present themselves. Additionally, the committee reviews all lost-time accidents, near-miss incidents, and compliance findings. Members of the committee assist in reviewing campus compliance programs as they are written or revised.
Faculty on this committee are appointed for three-year terms, others for one-year terms. A member of Physical Plant serves as chair. Additional membership consists of two faculty (one from the Chemistry Department), and one member each from Public Safety, Human Resources, Auxiliary Services, and Residence Life. One student representative is appointed by the committee. The EHS manager serves as secretary.