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Risk Management and Safety records

Identifier: UA 5425

Scope and Contents

Contains correspondence, minutes, project files, vehicle records, emergency preparedness records, financial records, and video tapes of the department of Risk Management and Safety dated 1990 to 2002.


  • 1990-2002


Conditions Governing Access

Restricted. Closed for 35 years from the date of creation of the records, and thereafter open to the public in accordance with the University Archives Policy.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Brigham Young University Risk Management and Safety records must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.

Administrative History

Risk Management and Safety (1993-2009) was an administrative unit at Brigham Young University.

The Risk Management and Safety department was established under Human Resources in 1993, and was responsible for identifying and mitigating risks associated with the operations of the university. This included consulting with individuals and departments to eliminate risks and procures insurance as necessary, ensuring proper safety programs and procedures, and provides safety-related training. The department also managed the university emergency preparedness programs and coordinated with local and state emergency preparedness agencies. Subdivisions of the office included Emergency Management, Environmental Health and Safety, Health and Safety, Emergency Preparedness, Claims, Special Projects, and Insurance (including Workers Compensation). Managing Directors were J. Wesley Sherwood (1993-2003) and Glenn Johns (2003-2009). In 2009 the unit name was changed to Risk Management.


4 cartons (4 linear ft.)

1 box (0.5 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged into three series: 1. Department records, 1990-2000. 2. Vehicle committee records, 1990-2002. 3. Emergency preparedness records, 1995-2001.

Custodial History

Transferred from Records Management in December 2008. Additional materials identified and added in May 2010.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred; Records Management; December 2008.

Found; May 2010.


Office files (University Archives collecting policy, July 2003).

Processing Information

Processed; Matthew Leavitt; January 2009 and May 2010.

Register of Risk Management and Safety records
Matthew Leavitt
2010 May 5
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Revision Statements

  • 2010 May 5: An addendum (box 5) was added to the collection by Matthew Leavitt.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections. University Archives Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo UT 84602 US