Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

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ON-THE-JOB INJURY REPORTING  Supervisors play a critical role in the university’s occupational health and safety compliance programs. As this regards notification of on the job incidents, supervisor’s actions are essential to the university efforts. The university is obligated to report the following to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA): All work-related fatalities, within eight […]


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INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONCERNS For strange or unusual odors that are not extremely strong or acutely irritating or if you’ve been experiencing symptoms that you think are due to your workspace, complete the Indoor Environmental Quality Concern Form. For extremely strong or acutely irritating odors that are causing symptoms such as burning, watering eyes, running […]


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INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONCERN For strange or unusual odors that are not extremely strong or acutely irritating, complete the indoor environmental quality concern form at oehs.utah.edu/odor. For extremely strong or acutely irritating odors that are causing symptoms such as burning, watering eyes, running nose, coughing, etc. leave the area and immediately contact Occupational and Environmental Health […]


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POWDERED GLOVE BAN As of Jan. 18, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned the use of powdered patient examination gloves, as well as absorbable powder for lubricating gloves. The FDA determined that the powder presented an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury that cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or […]


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INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY CONCERN: ODORS If you experience strange or unusual odors that are not extremely strong or acutely irritating, complete the Indoor Environmental Quality Concern form by clicking here. If the odor is strong or acutely irritating and causing symptoms such as burning, watering eyes, running noise, coughing, etc., leave the area immediately and […]


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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 […]