Extension Cord Safety

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates that about 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing 50 people and injuring about 270 others. The most frequent causes are short circuits, overloading, damage and/or misuse of extension cords. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

On-the-job deaths at highest level in 12 years

5,333 workers died as a result of on-the-job injuries in 2019 – the highest number of fatalities since 2007. A systemic approach to safety ensures fatalities are never the cost of doing business. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Walking in Wintry Conditions

Although our Grounds and Custodial Units do an excellent job with clearing and treating the campus walkways, steps and parking areas when snow and ice hits UD, always be sure to exercise caution when you are walking outside during wintry conditions.

Walking in Wintery Conditions

Although our Grounds and Custodial Units do an excellent job with clearing and treating the walkways, steps and parking lots when snow/ice hits UD, always be sure to exercise caution when walking on campus during cold weather conditions. Please see the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic.