July 2017 Laboratory Safety Winners

August 21, 2017
Below is a list of the laboratory safety medal winners for July 2017. EHS appreciates the support for safe work environments on campus by the medal winners. Gold Medal Auman, James: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Bloom, Kerry: Biology Bourret, Robert: Microbiology and Immunology Branca, Rosa: Physics and Astronomy Breese Jr,…

Categories: Laboratory Safety

Safety Precautions During Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse

August 15, 2017
On Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, a solar eclipse will affect an estimated 500 million people across North America as the moon passes between the sun and Earth.

Categories: Workplace Safety

Safety News Alert – Genie Aerial Lift Recall

August 11, 2017
General Issue: Genie Industries has found that wed debris in the boom tubes could lead to premature and excessive wear of the upper wear pads. This excessive wear can lead to potential damage to the boom tubes and could cause the platforms to drop. Required Action: Locate all affected machines…

Categories: Workplace Safety

Salmonella outbreak linked to university labs

July 26, 2017
On July 19, 2017, the CDC posted the findings from an investigation into a multistate outbreak of Salmonella typhimurium infections linked to various clinical, commercial, and college and university teaching microbiology laboratories.

Categories: Laboratory Safety, Medical Safety, Workplace Safety

Heat Advisory

July 25, 2017
Employees should take special precautions to avoid heat-related illness in unusually hot weather when working outdoors or in unconditioned indoor environments.

Categories: Workplace Safety