The intent of this policy is to create a Safety Culture on campus which propels the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (UWEC) to be a world-class leader in safety, and to be in compliance with UW policy 1230 and state statute 36.115(4). UWEC is committed to maintaining and promoting a safe, healthy, and injury-free environment to all employees, contractors, students, and guests. It is imperative that everyone on campus provide a positive contribution to the safety of our campus. No task is so important and no service so urgent that it cannot be done safely. Safety is a vital part of the education process and a critical component to the total education provided to our students in accordance with UWEC's mission.