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MEDIA CONTACT: Toni Wolf
561-297-3029 twolf4@fau.edu

FAU Awarded First Place for Safety Record by Florida Department of Financial Services

                BOCA RATON, FL (May 9, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University is the first-place recipient of the 2010 Annual Safety Award in the large agency or university category, issued by the Florida Department of Financial Services.  FAU reduced its claims cost by 29 percent in 2010, criteria for which the award was based.
                “Safety has been a concerted effort on the part of the whole university community from the highest levels of the administration to well-trained safety, risk management, legal and human resources professionals,” said Tom Bradley, director of FAU’s department of environmental health and safety.  “We take a service-oriented approach providing services and training when and where people need them, and helping people do the right thing.  Receiving this award is significant because it confirms and recognizes FAU’s commitment to the health and safety of the university community.” 
                The University Safety Committee and a number of specific departments are responsible for implementing comprehensive policies and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. These departments focus on loss prevention efforts in a variety of areas such as hiring practices, fire safety, occupational safety, hazardous material handling, shipping and disposal, insurance coverage and contract reviews, emergency preparedness, and emergency notification systems. The university also conducts numerous workplace safety inspections and safety trainings to help prevent accidents and injuries from occurring. Accidents and injuries are investigated and corrective actions are made when necessary.
                For more information, contact Tom Bradley at 561-297-3106 or
tbradley@fau.edu .


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About Florida Atlantic University:

Florida Atlantic University , established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges : the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .

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