Safety Messages

This page lists all issued safety messages.

All in Fun

There’s nothing wrong with a little fun at work but it’s important to know the difference between having fun and at-risk behavior to place yourself or a coworker in harm’s way. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Back Injury Prevention Techniques

Your back is in motion all day, every day, even when you sleep. An injured back can be uncomfortable or it can be disabling. By learning a few back injury prevention techniques, you may be able make your work day safer. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Confined Spaces

Many workplaces contain areas that are considered “confined spaces” because while they are not necessarily designed for people, they are large enough for workers to enter and perform jobs. A confined space also has limited means for egress and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Refer to the UD EHS website for the latest campus confined space policy. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Mold

Mold can be found indoors and outdoors all year round. Exposure symptoms include nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, or wheezing. OSHA has materials that can help you identify and prevent hazards, and comply with OSHA requirements. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Eye Injuries – Part 1

Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. Fortunately, we can protect against these hazards by using the appropriate protective eyewear for our jobs. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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April Fools Day

April Fools Day is a time when kidding and pranking can be taken to a whole new level. However, in terms of safety, caution in what you do is the better alternative. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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National Weather Service Alerts

Spring is here and we’re getting into the Tornado season for this area. It’s important to review what the various National Weather Service alerts mean. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Grill Safety

Whether your barbecue uses charcoal, wood, propane or natural gas, don’t even think about firing it up until you are sure it’s safe. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Lifting Safely – Carrying

Each day in some form or fashion you do lifting in this facility and at home. Lifting safely is one the most important things you can do to protect your back throughout your lifetime. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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Wake Up Call

Results of a recent study suggest that the groggy feeling most of us wake up to, is harder shake off than we might like to think. Sleep inertia finds most of us in a state of impairment comparable to drunkenness. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

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