Ensures a fire-safe environment for all Ball State University students, faculty, staff, and guests through various inspection, education, and fire safety resources.  Objectives include: 

  • Compliance with state and local fire safety codes and standards, 
  • Review of plans for new and existing construction, and 
  • Fire extinguisher and building fire suppression systems performance inspections. 

Additionally, training is provided to University staff in

  • Fire extinguisher use 
  • First aid 
  • CPR 

Consultations or evaluations are provided regarding general fire and life safety, emergency action plans, storage and occupancy loads, kitchen fire safety, special events, fire drills, and seasonal/general decorations.

University employee safety is further addressed through programs covering confined space, hot work, fall protection, lock out/tagout, scaffolding, and other elements necessary for OSHA compliance, as well as the implementation of other university life safety initiatives.

Additional program information and related forms are provided below.


Confined Space Program

Control of Hazardous Energy Program

High Voltage Medium Voltage Safety Management Procedures

Fall Protection Program

Hot Work Procedure

Ladder Safety Program

Fire Protection System Impairment Procedures


Tunnel Entry Permit

Confined Space Entry Permit

Hot Work in Progress Form

Electrical Work Permit

Electrical Job Briefing Form

Control of Hazardous Energy Annual Certification

Hazardous Energy Control Worksheet