The Risk Management & Safety Department (RMS) is dedicated to providing quality service and professional advice in the areas of safety, occupational health, environmental protection, and risk management.
RMS develops and promotes the implementation of management systems including environmental, health and safety programs, procedures, and training (etc.) for the protection of students, faculty, staff, guests, the environment, and University property. RMS monitors these processes through inspections and audits to assure compliance, instill accountability, and ingrain safety in all Notre Dame does.
RMS oversees the University's insurance portfolio for property, casualty, and travel as well as the self-insurance fund. RMS also manages the University's worker's compensation program.
The University is a significant enterprise of teaching, research, and public service with the potential for a wide variety of inherent hazards and risks. The programs and services of Risk Management and Safety, combined with the technical disciplines of our staff in these areas of environmental, health, safety, and risk management help to ensure a safe and environmentally friendly place to work and visit.