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.

Effective Hand Washing

Hand washing is perhaps the most effective preventive measure we all can take to prevent being infected with transmitted diseases. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Distracted Driving Awareness

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month which is a nationwide effort to help drivers recognize the dangers of distracted driving and eliminate the preventable deaths that it can cause. Cell phones, dashboard touchscreens, voice commands and other in-vehicle technologies pose a threat to our safety. If you receive an urgent cell phone call/text, or a two-way radio call while driving, pull off the road to a safe area and park your vehicle before you respond. The consequences of these many distractions are not worth the convenience they offer.
Please see the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic.