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WELCOME to the KU Department of Environment, Health & Safety!

Helping you to Become an Environmentally Responsible and Safe Jayhawk!


KU-EHS June Safety Tip: Most Falls Occur on the Same Level, Not From Heights

Slips happen where there is too little friction or traction between the footwear and the walking surface. According to the CCOHS (Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety), common causes of slips are:

Protecting Yourself from Poisonous Plants

Any person working outdoors is at risk of exposure to poisonous plants, such as poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. When in contact with skin, the sap oil (urushiol) of these plants can cause an allergic reaction.

KU-EHS May Safety Tip: Overexertion: 10 Safety Tips for Preventing Push Injuries on the Job

1. PLAN BEFORE YOU MOVE Train your workers to use their brains before they use their muscles. Have them consider the type of material they’re moving as well as the size, shape, and weight of the object(s). Only after considering factors like the size of the object and if it’s slippery or slick…

KU-EHS April Safety Tip: What are the Deadliest Days and Months for Workers?

Tampa, FL — Fatal workplace injuries are most likely to occur on Thursdays and in the month of August, according to a recent analysis.