Safe & Sound

FIREWORK SAFETY AND UTAH’S JULY HOLIDAYS

The university and surrounding Salt Lake City neighborhoods are prohibited from using any kind of fireworks during the July holidays.  (See the map) Hot and dry conditions warrant extreme care along the University’s east bench especially. Fireworks and open fires of any kind are not allowed.  If grilling out of doors use extreme caution to keep sparks contained.  A working fire extinguisher must be present and grills should never be unattended. 

More information on fireworks restrictions is available here. General fireworks safety tips can be found here.

If you have specific questions related to fire safety on campus, please contact the University Fire Marshal 801-581-6590.

Heat stress:

High temperatures, high humidity, sunlight, and heavy workloads increase the likelihood of heat stress. It is incumbent upon University supervisors to understand how to deal with heat stress, especially how to prevent or reduce accidents; it is important to workers’ health and well-being.

By recognizing the signs and symptoms of heat-related illness, you can help someone who’s in distress or help prevent it from happening in the first place.  The following fact sheets are available for download:

 

  1. Recognizing heat related illness
  2. Tips to help prevent heat-related illness
  3. Reporting employee injury or illness
  4. NIOSH/OSHA: Protecting Workers from Heat Illness Info sheet
  5. NIOSH/OSHA Heat Stress App