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Risk Management & Safety


Office Hours:
Mon - Fri
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Summer Hours:
Mon - Thu
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

8:30 am - 12 pm

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The mission of the Office of Risk Management is to align risk management with the university’s objectives (as set out in the Strategic Plan) and appraise and manage risks and opportunities in a systematic, structured, and timely manner, in accordance with best practice.

This page provides meaningful information in several areas, including claim filing, insurance requirements, automobile liability and vehicle use, requesting certificate of liability, and more.

Risk Management Office Staff

Michelle Marcano

Director of Purchasing, Auxiliary Services, and Risk

Judi Rix

Risk and Business Administrator

The investigation or settlement of claims against the university should not be undertaken by an individual, department, or other unit. If you become aware of a claim, or if someone presents a claim against the university, the claim should be referred to the Risk Management Office.

Under no circumstances should an individual, department, or other unit of the university pay money to settle a claim.

View Claim Filing Policy

The university requires a certificate of insurance from any vendor or contractor providing a service under contract with the university. It is the responsibility of departments to obtain certificates of insurance from all vendors/contractors who perform services on campus. Bryant University should be named as an additional insured for General Liability and Umbrella Liability. The additional insured status should be noted on the certificate. A certificate is not a binding document. The certificate is proof that a person or company has insurance. It requires that notice be given to the certificate holder 30 days prior to the policy being cancelled or amended. The certificate is an indication that a policy is in effect.

Certificates of Insurance should be submitted via the Vendor COI Upload Form. See link to form below under Documents and Forms.

View Insurance Requirements Policy

Please reference the university’s fleet policy for info on university vehicle use and insurance. The policy can be found here: 

Bryant University Fleet Policy

If a vendor requires a Bryant University certificate of insurance with the vendor named on the COI, users should submit a request using the “Certificate of Liability Insurance Request Form”. See link to form below under Documents and Forms.

If the vendor only requires a generic certificate of insurance showing Bryant’s insurance coverages, see link to “Bryant Certificate of Insurance (generic)” below under Documents and Forms.

To be in alignment with industry best practices, the university has established a policy for document retention regarding insurance related documents. This retention policy aims to safeguard the university from claims that could be filed retroactively and ensures appropriate record keeping for insurance and legal matters. See the link below for the document retention policy.

View Document Retention Policy

Bryant University is committed to protecting the health and safety of all members of the University community and our environment. The mission of the University's EHS Department is to:

  • Provide facilities and operations that are safe and healthful;
  • Strive to prevent all occupational injuries and illnesses by emphasizing safety management, education and training, and safe work practices;
  • Comply with all applicable health, safety, and environmental laws and regulations;
  • Minimize waste; and reuse/recycle material when it is economically and environmentally appropriate;
  • Ensure that health, safety and environmental protection is a principle consideration in the design, construction, and renovation of all buildings and facilities; and,
  • Be open and communicate broadly our health, safety, and environmental activities and performance.

All members of the University community, including students, faculty, staff, and contractors, are expected to be cognizant of, and conform with, University policies and procedures and share the responsibility for minimizing risks to health, safety and the environment.

Faculty and supervisory staff must ensure that employees and students work in a safe, healthful, and environmentally responsible manner while also complying with all applicable laws, regulations, and University policies and procedures.