False Alarms are no Laughing Matter

April 2, 2017

False fire alarms aren’t just a nuisance in your workday, they can also be detrimental to human behavior and costly to the university. Did you know that, last fiscal year the Chapel Hill Fire Department responded to 240 calls that they deemed false, costing the university just under $15,000 in…

Categories: Fire Safety


8000 Extinguishers are Ready to Go!

April 2, 2017

Have you noticed that there is a new tag hanging on your fire extinguisher?  Each year, UNC Fire Safety inspects over 8000 fire extinguishers, both on and off campus. We are constantly working to enhance the University fire extinguisher program.  There are new tags that are placed on all fire…

Categories: Fire Safety


What can Fire Safety do for you?

April 2, 2017

The Fire Safety Team at UNC does more than just fire drills, fire alarm tests, and fire extinguisher maintenance! Did you know: Interested in joining the Fire Safety team as an emergency coordinator? Contact Kitty Lynn (kllynn@ehs.unc.edu) for more information! Remember: WORKING smoke alarms save lives! Change your clock –…

Categories: Fire Safety


February 2017 Laboratory Safety Winners

March 15, 2017

Below is a list of the laboratory safety medal winners for February 2017. EHS appreciates the support for safe work environments on campus by the medal winners. Gold Medal Ahmed, Shawn: Genetics Anton, Eva: Cell Biology and Physiology Arendshorst, William: Cell Biology and Physiology Asokan, Aravind: Genetics Bowers, Albert: Eshelman…

Categories: Laboratory Safety


OWASA customers may notice chlorine taste and odor in March and early April due to annual change in disinfection

February 28, 2017

In March, OWASA will use chlorine instead of chloramines to disinfect our drinking water. Chloramines are a compound of chlorine and ammonia which OWASA has used since 2002 for disinfection in months other than March. Disinfection with chloramines has improved the overall quality of OWASA’s water and its taste and…

Categories: Water Safety