Event Services & Risk Management

The Office of Risk Management & Safety
Executive Director (Fire Marshal): Josh Thayn
Location: FM 148
Phone: (435) 652-7855
Emergencies: Call 911
Email: josh.thayn@utahtech.edu
Website: http://safety.utahtech.edu/

Mission Statement

We provide management and services to promote a safe and healthy environment for the University community in which to learn, work, and create. 

We will accomplish our mission through the following main objectives:

  • Identify, evaluate, manage, reduce, recover or eliminate risks to the University and its stakeholders
  • Provide creative community education, emergency management and progressive training
  • Fire and Life Safety prevention through education, permit and plan review, inspections and code compliance
  • Health and Safety support and guidance to university departments and administration

Our Values

  • Service
  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
  • Safety


  1. Risk Management - assists the University with identifying, evaluating, and reducing or eliminating risks. When damage or loss occurs the goal is to protect the University and obtain insurance recovery in a timely manner.
  2. Fire Marshal - is the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) on fire and life safety code interpretation and compliance for the University. Duties include conducting fire and life safety inspections of alarm and suppression systems, review of special permits and projects including new construction and renovations of buildings, addressing fire and life safety concerns, public education, and training.
  3. Health & Safety - provides services to the university in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety to comply with federal, state, and local regulations and standards. Health and Safety assists with guidance, training, and support to university departments and administration. 
  4. Emergency Management - emergencies and disasters can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. It is critical that students, faculty, and staff be well prepared and trained in the case of these events. The University encourages everyone to listen and adhere to the Utah Tech Alert messages, know emergency procedures, follow the direction of employees and emergency personnel, and be self-preserving with water, food, and emergency supplies for at least 3 days.