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Helping you to Become an Environmentally Responsible and Safe Jayhawk!


KU-EHS December Safety Tip: Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon monoxide, also known as CO, is a deadly gas. It's colorless, odorless and tasteless, making it impossible to detect by human senses. When Co is breathed in, it quickly replaces the oxygen in the bloodstream. Various stages of illness can easily lead up to unconsciousness and death.

KU-EHS November Safety Tip: Working in Cold Weather

Anyone working (or playing) in cold weather needs to be aware of the effects that extremely low temperatures have on the body. Cases of cold stress, hypothermia, and frostbite have declined slightly in the past 20 years due to education and the availability of better types of outdoor clothing, but…

KU-EHS October Safety Tip: Halloween Safety for Motorists

This month many will celebrate Halloween where young children dress up in costumes to go from door to door throughout the neighborhood getting treats and candy from neighbors. It is all in fun, but fun can turn to tragedy very quickly as the dark streets are flocked with young children. Motorists…

KU-EHS September Safety Tip: Eye Protection at Home

Do you know home projects like these can be a major threat to eye safety? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly half of all serious eye injuries occur at home, yet only 35 percent of Americans wear protective eyewear during projects that could pose a threat to their eyes.…