Health & Safety Inspections

lmu housing health safety inspections

Health and Safety Inspections are conducted 3 times a year in all Residence Halls and Apartments. During the inspections, building staff members will check to make sure that the buildings and rooms meet all University health and safety standards. Here are some of the things the RA's will be looking for during the inspection:

  • Cleanliness
  • Fire Hazards
  • Extension Cords (residents should be using surge protectors)
  • Screens (all screens should be in the windows)
  • Safety issues
  • Extra LMU furniture in the room or LMU property
  • Policy violations

The following policy violations were found during the recent Health and Safety Inspections:

  • Extension cords
  • Missing or damaged window screens
  • Candles/Incense

Preventing and Reporting Pests (Vermin and Insects)

Vermin

Here are some of the steps Facilities Management takes to address rodent issues:

  • Regularly checks and reloads poison bait stations around the buildings.
  • Places sticky bait in areas where rodents are seen.
  • If necessary, patch holes and fix screens.

Here are some things you can do:

  • Do not prop your door open. Keep it closed if you are not able to monitor the entrance.
  • Do not leave garbage, especially food outside your room/apartment.
  • Throw all trash inside the trash bins.
  • Throw away your trash in a timely manner, not when it is overflowing.
  • Make sure all foods are stored in closed/covered containers.
  • Do not leave any open food out on the counter.
  • Keep your kitchen sink clean and run your garbage disposal after doing dishes.
  • Submit a work order request for any missing or damaged screens to Facilities Management.
  • Submit a work order request if you see rodent droppings in your room/apartment.

Insects

Here are some of the steps Facilities Management takes to address insect issues:

  • Delivers traps to your room.
  • Sprays your room.
    • Everyone in your room/apartment needs to sign a form at Facilities Management before this is done (the exterminator is on campus each Friday).

Here are some things you can do:

  • Keep all food in closed/covered containers.
  • Place ant traps on window sills.
  • Contact Facilities Management if you currently have an ant issue in your room/apartment.

Preventing and Reporting Organic Growth

Here are some of the steps Facilities Management takes to address organic growth issues:

  • Cleans and sanitizes any affected areas.
  • If necessary, repaints affected areas.

Here are some things you can do:

  • Do not leave food out in your room.
  • Hang up any damp/wet clothing in your room.
  • Open your drapes during some part of the day.
  • Ventilate your room at least part of every day.
    • Open your window during the warmer time of day, or
    • Open your room door while you are home and run a fan to circulate the air into the hallway.
  • As soon as you see anything resembling mold or mildew, submit a facilities request and report it to your Resident Advisor or Resident Director.
  • While some mold can be benign and nothing more than an eyesore, others can cause serious health concerns. Therefore it is important that you report signs of organic growth right away.