About Us

Welcome to the web pages of Environmental and Occupational Safety, a department of the Division of Finance and Administration. We are an administrative department charged with promoting environmental and occupational safety, fire safety, industrial hygiene and hazardous materials management.

We hope that your campus experience will be a safe and rewarding one. We are working for you toward that goal, but we need your help. Each of you is not just our "customer" - you're part of our "staff" too! That is because safety begins with you. Think before you act, plan your tasks carefully, use the right tools. Work safely, learn safely, and play safely.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of our areas of operations I encourage you to contact me or any of our department staff. In case of an emergency, we are also available after hours through the University Police department. Thank you for visiting our web pages.

Meredith Lancaster
Interim Director of Environmental and Occupational Safety
Phone: 229-293-6171
Fax: 229-293-6172
E-mail: mlancaster@valdosta.edu

Mission Statement

Our office is here to support and advance the teaching, learning and research activities of the University through promotion of a safe and healthy campus environment.   To accomplish this, we provide and coordinate programs and services that minimize safety, health, environmental and regulatory risks to the Valdosta State University community in a manner consistent with responsible fiscal and environmental stewardship.

Our vision is that our department be comprised of individuals committed to our mission and values, that we strive for the highest professional practices and standards, that we provide quality services to our customers.

Our Core Values

Safety, Environmental Protection, and Stewardship: 
Protect our students, faculty, staff and visitors and responsibly manage university assets, revenues and resources.

Foster collaboration and cooperation across all departmental boundaries.

Continually assess the needs of our users and their satisfaction with our programs and services.

Being responsible for our actions and decisions.

Being courteous, conscientious, and respectful in our dealings with others.

Integrity / Ethics:
Conducting ourselves in a fair, ethical and honest manner.

Departmental Organizational Chart 2015