Journal of Environment and Safety
Online ISSN : 2186-3725
Print ISSN : 1884-4375
ISSN-L : 1884-4375
Editorial
Development and its Issues of Safety Management for Universities
Akinori Komatsubara
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2014 Volume 5 Issue 3 Pages 177-182

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Safety issue in university is often limited narrowly on the experimental research activities of science or engineering, which is apt to be regarded as technical problems. However, safety must be the essential condition for universities from the view point of their missions of education, research, and societal contributions, and should be defined allover beyond the faculties, departments and institutes in the university. Management of maintaining high level safety in the university is a difficult issue due to the conditions where students, the majority of university member, do not stay long by replacing every year, in addition academic and administrative staffs are busy. Under this situation, safety culture could only be established by the efforts of both sides, bottom-up approach of carrying out safety education and topdown approach of safety management in university administration. In this paper, the principle of safety management of universities and SMS, safety management system will be discussed. Necessity of programmed safety education for students will be also discussed. In addition, the forward-looking message that safety is essential for development of science will be stressed.

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