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Safety and Environmental Management

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The Safety & Environmental Management (SEM) Department supports the University’s mission by providing training, guidance, and consultation services to all members of the university community on matters related to safety and environmental health. SEM policies are drafted to foster a safe and healthful campus environment and to comply with various regulatory requirements.

Safety and Environmental Concerns

Any employee or student with a concern about safety or environmental management, which cannot be resolved at the campus level should contact the Executive Director of Safety and Environmental Management.  The Executive Director of Safety and Environmental Management will provide information about University policies and relevant laws, suggest ways to handle the complaint, either formally or informally, and provide referrals to other support services when appropriate. All concerns filed in good faith are protected from reprisal or retaliation.  The Department of Safety and Environmental Management will assist your campus to take immediate action to ensure that reported violations do not pose a health or safety threat to any University of Maine System employee, student, guest or the environment.

SEM: Topics of Interest

UMS Training Resources (coming soon!)

Common Questions

Department Contacts

Wayne Maines – Executive Director of Safety & Environmental Management – wayne.maines@maine.edu

Mike Sauda – Associate Director/Institutional Biosafety Officer, UM - sauda@maine.edu

John Reed – Director of Environmental Health & Safety, USM – john.r.reed@maine.edu

General Questions

For general inquiries, please email the Safety & Environmental Management Department - sem@maine.edu



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