The annual Walk After Dark event helps identify and address safety and lighting concerns across campus.
Preventing Falls in Winter Conditions Even with a mild winter this season, there is always a potential for serious injury when storms do bring snow, ice and slippery conditions. For best practices, when walking in winter conditions use these walking tips. Walk at a slower pace Keep an eye on where you are going Look […]
Personal Protective Equipment in the Lab There are many situations on campus that involve work with chemical or biological materials. These materials can be hazardous. Health effects from exposure to these materials can range from relatively mild effects, such as eye or skin irritation, to much more serious issues like chemical burns or disease. You […]
A look at the university’s plan to illuminate campus while achieving Dark Sky compliance.
CSHEMA Scholarship Access through OEHS CSHEMA, the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association offers a $3,000 scholarship (and a waiver to attend the CSHEMA annual conference) to encourage the study of environmental and occupational health, safety and related disciplines. The program is open to all college undergraduate students preferably enrolled in majors geared toward […]
Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan The University of Utah is committed to reducing the risks to individuals who may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens. As such, Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety has developed a campus-wide Bloodborne Pathogen Exposure Control Plan to complement the current facility-specific plans. These plans meet the requirements of the Occupational […]
Hazard report If you see a condition that might result in a death or injury or damage to property or equipment, report it. To access the online “Hazard Reporting” system click here. To report an emergency requiring immediate action, or a life-threatening safety or hazardous condition, inform your supervisor and or staff and contact OEHS […]
Evacuation chairs The University of Utah has installed evacuation chairs, which are located throughout campus. Evacuation chairs are fold-up chairs which allow for people with permanent or temporary mobility limitations to be moved down stairs during an emergency. These devices can help faculty, staff, students or first responders quickly move people with mobility limitations down […]
AUTHORIZED PERSONNEL ONLY “Authorized personnel” are people who have been specifically granted permission to enter an area. The University of Utah is designed to create an environment to learn and grow. It is also a place of business where hazardous environments may be encountered. Areas that are meant for authorized personnel are clearly marked with […]
Flu season can strike a workplace hard Things we can do to minimize the spread of influenza (flu) in our University work places: Take proper care of personal protective equipment, regularly replacing disposable PPE, and properly cleaning and disinfecting reusable equipment. Wash your hands often: use soap under water and rub hands together vigorously for […]