Cold Stress

Cold stress or hypothermia can occur any time of the year. Most cases of cold stress develop in air temperatures between 30° and 50° F. Injuries range from frostbite to brain damage and death. See the FREAS SharePoint page under Safety for more information on this topic and previous Weekly Safety Messages.

Natural Gas Safety

Natural gas is a safe, clean and efficient fuel for both home and business use. It is used in many areas of the Newark campus for building temperature control, hot water and dining operations. Natural gas is colorless and odorless. That distinctive smell associated with gas is a chemical called mercaptan that is added to help the end users detect a leak. If you ever smell gas, take action by immediately leaving the area and calling 911 or the gas suppliers emergency phone number.