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KU-EHS September Safety Tip: Bonfire Safety

A "bonfire" is a large but controlled outdoor fire used either for informal disposal of burnable waste material or as part of a celebration. The name derived from the fact that bonfires were originally fires in which bones were burned. Bonfires can go quickly from a wonderful celebration to…

KU-EHS August Safety Tip: Avoiding Digital Eye Strain

Eye care professionals strongly recommend taking breaks throughout the workday to reduce eye fatigue and unnecessary eye strain.

KU-EHS July Safety Tip: Electrical Safety Around Water

NFPA Stresses Electrical Safety Around Water for Summer As summer gets into full swing in North America, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are working together to remind people about practicing electrical safety in or n

KU-EHS June Safety Tip: Heat Exposure and Protection from Heat Stress

With summer and its soaring temperatures in full swing, now is a good time to talk about the effect that heat can have on you as you perform your job. Many people mistakenly assume that only individuals who work outdoors have to worry about hot work environments.