EHS News and Announcements
Protective Glove Update
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health and Human Services (HHS) have banned the use of powdered gloves. This is for all exam and safety gloves that use a powder lubricant on the inside.
For more info, please visit this Federal Register website.
Updated Hot Works Program
Updates to the Hot Works Program and permits are now posted in the EHS Manual.
New information is now available for office employees.
Safety Data Sheets
The updated SDS site is now online here.
For off-campus use, contact Terry Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 2698 to set up a username and password.
Due to the rising number of safety concerns due to falls and spontaneous combustion of hoverboards, a temporary ban of these devices will be in place until such time as the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has completed a thorough study.
The CPSC has issued a formal statement on the safety of hoverboards with advice to reduce the potential for injury.
The use, possession or storage of hoverboards on University property is prohibited given the potential risk to members of our community.
Hoverboards include self-balancing scooters, battery operated scooters, and hands-free segways. If you own one, please make sure that the device is not brought to campus when returning for the Spring semester. Please be mindful of others by not introducing these potential hazards into our community.
First Report of Injury Reminder
All employees are reminded to report any injuries to the Human Resources Office as soon as they are able to by completing the first report of injury form. Our office has posted a custom presentation by United Educators to assist the employees and their supervisors in understanding the importance of the reporting.