Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) workplace safety standards and the UNT's Risk Management Services policy are intended to promote workplace safety. The university has developed several programs to facilitate safe work environments in order to minimize work-related injuries in the workplace.

Hot Work Permits

To reduce injury to people and damage to property, the University of North Texas requires all individuals performing temporary hot work to obtain a Hot Work Permit prior to performing work that could result in the production of fire or sparks. This includes, but is not limited to brazing, cutting, grinding, soldering, thawing, welding, open burning, and fireworks.

Fill out the application for a Hot Work Permit here.

Building Inspections

The University of North Texas regularly conducts fire/life safety inspections to promote a safe work and residential environment. To accomplish this objective, Emergency Management & Safety Services often performs regularly scheduled fire/life safety inspections of university-owned and leased facilities. The inspections are used to prevent and identify fire hazards, ADA compliance issues, and OSHA violations.  

If you have identified a safety concern in a building on campus, please let us know by reporting a safety concern here. If you notice an item that needs to be fixed in a building (Ex: light is out, window broken, etc.), please contact Facilities Work Control at 940-565-2700 or go to the Facilities website to fill out a work order request.