The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Office is responsible for the development and implementation of programs aimed at protecting the safety and well-being of the University community as well as maintaining compliance with Federal, state and local occupational safety and health and environmental regulations. The EHS office manages the chemical safety, occupational safety, biosafety, industrial hygiene, hazardous waste, asbestos, radon, and indoor air quality programs.
|Occupational Safety/Industrial Hygiene|
EHS Weekly Calendar
|Mar 11||Biowaste Pick-up
Bloodborne Pathogens/Hazard Communication Training (Custodial)
|Mar 12||Bloodborne Pathogens/Hazard Communication Training (Custodial)|
|Mar 14||Safety Shower Testing (FSN, Garage, Pumphouse, Tootell, Potter)Bloodborne Pathogens and Biosafety Training|
|Tuesday||Mar 18||Fire Extinguisher Training (Crime Lab)|
|Wednesday||Mar 19||Lab Inspections (Coastal Institute – Bay)|
|Thursday||Mar 20||Hazardous Waste Pickup
Hazard Communication Training (General)
Laboratory Security Awareness
The FBI’s Chemical Countermeasures Unit has prepared a laboratory security awareness video (see link below). This video offers a realistic scenario that emphasizes the importance of maintaining security awareness in the academic laboratory environment and reporting suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities. It is designed to be viewed by faculty, students, and staff who work in or around laboratories, chemicals, and equipment.
Try our lab safety training video! Great for use during lab safety training at the beginning of the semester. See the Lab Safety Orientation link under Resources or click below.
(We know, Jimmy is not wearing safety glasses! Watch the video to see how Jimmy learns to be safe in the lab.)
“Every member of the faculty, staff, and student body at the University is responsible for complying with established health and safety regulations, for taking necessary precautions to prevent injury to one’s self and to others, for promptly reporting all accidents, injuries, hazardous conditions, practices, and operating procedures to the Environmental Health and Safety Office and for constantly practicing sound safety principles in whatever activities are undertaken on campus.”
Our contributor snapped the photos at one of his job sites (an addition on an elementary school). “Different companies, different trades, same creative elevation technique,” he wrote. Well, slightly different: One bucket was upside down. The lack of risk management, however, is identical.
They say two heads are better than one. I’ll give you that, assuming one or both of the applicable people isn’t an idiot.
However, that doesn’t mean that two pieces of equipment are better than one. Far from it, if it leads to this sort of high-level shenanigans.