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COMMITMENT TO SAFETY With the New Year upon us, the University of Utah would like all supervisors and employee to recommit to the prevention of job-related injuries. For a department meeting, may we suggest, using the New Employee Safety Orientation PowerPoint located here, to reinforce this commitment to safety at the University. For other topics […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] HOLIDAY SEASON FITNESS The holiday season gives us many opportunities to celebrate with food and drink, but may sabotage your workout routine. Since you’ll probably consume greater-­than-usual amounts of calories, its important to seek opportunities for physical activity. Whether you’re traveling for the holiday or just affected by the icy weather, you […]

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Emergency Response Guides The new Emergency Response Guides have arrived. You may contact the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) or the University Police to have them delivered. These guides provide detailed information on what to do and who to contact in the event of an emergency.

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] [/bs_col][bs_col class=”col-sm-4″][bs_well size=”lg” ] ALCOHOL AND MELANOMA: A NEW LINK New research from the American Association for Cancer Research has added melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—to the list of cancers correlated to alcohol use.  More specifically, consumption of white wine has been found to correlate with the occurrence of melanoma in white males and […]

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LABORATORY CLOSEOUT REQUIREMENTS Legacy items left in laboratories, such as chemicals or equipment, can increase costs while delaying new occupant remodeling projects and startup operations.  To forestall such situations investigators vacating University of Utah facilities or relocating within the U system are responsible for leaving laboratories in a state suitable for re-occupancy or renovation. The […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] WHY DO HEAD INJURIES BLEED SO MUCH? Bleeding happens as the result of trauma to a blood vessel. A head injury is any trauma to your scalp, skull or brain. Head injuries can range in severity from a mild bump on your head to a serious brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) […]

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BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS (BBP) In light of the recent report that hundreds of patients at a VA dental clinic may have been exposed to bloodborne pathogens (BBP), it is important to ensure that employees are aware of the need to practice universal precautions and receive annual training if they are potentially exposed to BBP as part […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] 7 health benefits of yoga Yoga has been around for over 5,000 years. There are more than 100 different forms of yoga, some are fast-paced and intense, others are gentle and relaxing. A consistent yoga practice offers all kinds of mental and physical health benefits. Improves flexibility As we age, our flexibility […]

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INDOOR CLEAN AIR ACT As a state agency, the University of Utah is obligated to prohibit smoking within all buildings (leased, owned or operated) and in state vehicles. Additionally, smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of an operable window, entrance or air intake vent. Urns are placed at entrances, not to facilitate smoking, but rather to provide […]

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[bs_row class=”row”][bs_col class=”col-sm-8″] SNOOZING YOUR WAY TO BETTER HEALTH Did you know that muscles are built while you’re asleep at night? That’s right. As you drift off to la la land your body is working hard to repair microscopic tears in the individual muscle cells (sarcomeres). If you are training to overload, you incur these […]

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