Stand Down for Safety at UNC-Chapel Hill

May 18, 2016

The State of North Carolina has designated May and June as a special time to identify and recognize the importance of having a safe workplace.  This program goes hand-in-hand with the National Safety Council’s June is National Safety Month which focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at…

Categories: Workplace Safety

New APLU Safety Culture Guide

May 2, 2016

To help strengthen the culture of safety at university labs and research centers, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) has recently published, “A Guide to Implementing a Safety Culture in Our Universities.”  This Guide is a roadmap for a university-wide effort to strengthen research safety, which must be…

Categories: Research Safety

Do You Need an Emergency Coordinator Vest?

January 27, 2016

If you are the emergency coordinator or monitor for your building or department, and you need a safety vest, provide the following (vests may need to be a size larger than shirt size): Name* First Last Email* Shirt Size*S (Small)M (Medium)L (Large)XL (Extra-Large)XXL (Extra-Extra Large)

Categories: Fire Safety

Shelter in Place

January 27, 2016

At the University of North Carolina, we are located in Wind Zone III which is considered to be a High Risk location. From June 1 to November 30, an emergency plan should be in place. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air with wind speeds that can be…

Categories: Fire Safety

Prepare for Evacuation Ahead of Time

January 27, 2016

Keep 36”-44” clearances in exit passageways at all times. Exits are generally identified by lighted EXIT signs. Provide 3 feet clearance safety zone around all electrical equipment and fire protection devices such as alarm pull stations, alarm strobes, and extinguishers. Designate two outside assembly evacuation points that are at least…

Categories: Fire Safety