Almost everything in an office today operates on electricity. Electrical equipment is potentially hazardous if improperly used or maintained. In this edition of the Environmental Health & Safety brief, learn a few tips to keep your workspace safe from electrical hazards. test
Environmental Health and Safety earned national recognition for its creative and comprehensive health and safety messaging to The Ohio State University community. EHS was awarded with the Campaign Award by the Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) on July 14. The Campaign Award is one of three marketing and communications honors given to academic institutions for their achievements in health and safety messaging.
During the past two years, EHS has worked in conjunction with the A&P Communications team to develop several health and safety campaigns. In late 2015, the team created Brutus Buckeye Safety Awareness posters that...
On Monday, August 21, the "Great American Total Solar Eclipse" will take place. The total eclipse is a very interesting event to watch, but unless proper eye protection is worn, serious damage to your eyes, including blindness, can occur. Read more.
EHS is pleased to offer a new, ½ day Lab Safety Orientation class beginning this September. The course is designed to give a high level overview of lab safety and compliance at The Ohio State University and is intended for individuals who are new to the lab environment. This is not intended to be a comprehensive training course and does not fulfill the training requirements for conducting work in a research laboratory. Additional online training modules are required. The course will be taught by various EHS staff with topics to include:
Building Emergency Action Planning Introduction to Chemical Safety...
There are several hazards that exist for pedestrians traveling on and around campus. Do you know how to avoid dangerous situations? In this edition of the Environmental Health & Safety brief, learn a few tips to make it safely to your destination.
Summer is bringing the heat; are you prepared? Being exposed to excessive heat and humidity can cause serious conditions such as heat illness and heat stress. In this edition of the Environmental Health & Safety brief, learn a few tips to beat the heat.
Work related injuries happen every day. Help us to achieve a safer working environment by raising awareness for June’s Nation safety month. In this edition of the Environmental Health & Safety brief, learn steps to improving your safety.
It takes only one glance of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Officer Cathy Black’s desk to see she has a passion for health and wellness. Sitting within arm's reach of her computer is a pair of yellow, four-pound dumbbells.
“Every half-an-hour to an hour, I’ll do some arm lifts, squats or walk around. I don’t feel as old if I do that. It’s easier to get out of the chair as the day goes on.”
Cathy joined the Navy upon turning 18 years of age, which opened her eyes to a new level of fitness. She served six...
On Tuesday, May 9th, the University Laboratory Safety Committee (ULSC) recognized the inaugural winners of the “Excellence in Safety” Award. The awards recognize a university faculty or staff member (Individual Award) and a laboratory research group (Group Award) who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus. Such contributions can be defined as, but are not limited to, actions taken to prevent injury or illness, outstanding response and cooperation given to resolve unsafe conditions, consistent improvement during laboratory inspections, or any other consistent and proactive demonstration of efforts in support of a positive laboratory...
Tina Bogac is an Ohio State Distinguished Staff Award recipient, earning the prestigious honor after helping FOD’s Environmental Health and Safety team reinforce a positive safety culture, particularly in research laboratories. She recently implemented the Quarterly Site Assessment Scorecard, where information regarding lab safety inspections is communicated to college administrators to help focus safety and compliance efforts.