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Wrap up: Laboratory Safety Awareness Week 2023

Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) would like to thank everyone that visited our pop-up booths to comment on and ask questions about laboratory safety. Look out for announcements about next year's Laboratory Safety Awareness Week pop-up booths.

Lab Safety Awareness Week

EHS, in collaboration with the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), is recognizing Lab Safety Awareness Week February 13, 2023 to February 17, 2023. Lab Safety Awareness Week is an event that fosters the opportunity to recognize the efforts of laboratory health and safety programs. It is also an opportunity to obtain feedback and ideas from the campus research community. EHS will be hosting meet and greets across campus to answer questions and provide pertinent safety resources to the university and research community.

October is Biosafety Month

October is International Biosafety and Biosecurity Month. This is an opportunity for biosafety professionals to consider the important roles that we serve in fostering an understanding of biosafety and biosecurity. As a researcher, you are a role model, a mentor, and a leader to a new generation of scientists and scientific support personnel. EHS is also hosting meet and greet opportunities across campus.

Is your office workstation comfortable?

Many of us are spending more time than ever looking at our work station pc, tablet or laptop. With the increase in remote working there is even more reliance on a device to stay connected with our coworkers. While these devices have a been a lifesaver for many, there is a risk of developing strains and pains with increased usage.

Is This Too Loud?

The human ear is a magnificent machine to detect sounds and make sense of sounds throughout a lifetime. However, as we age hearing loss becomes the norm for most people. In addition, over exposure to excessive noise levels can speed up the hearing loss progression.

Environmental Health and Safety re-launches Website

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) launches a redesigned website at with new functionalities to enhance user experience.

Chemical Compounds Containing Uranium and Thorium

Uranium and Thorium salts are occasionally used for their properties as reagents, but do they have any rules and regulations under radioactive materials policies?

Straight talk about mold and mold spores

You have probably heard about mold and mold exposure in the news. Sometimes this information can cause concern such as reports of “toxic” mold.

A Safety Champion

Hazardous conditions are found everywhere in the office, home, sidewalk, etc. Colleges and universities with high level of scientific research have elevated hazardous conditions because of the materials and sources of energy stored and used in research, teaching and university operations. Workplace incidents are better addressed through collaborative efforts of colleges, departments, administrative office leadership, with by employee involvement. How can we achieve this?

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