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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 Decmber Safety Tip: Cold Stress

Regardless of the nature of your work, you’ve probably all experienced what it’s like to be outside in cold temperatures. With winter on its way, today we’re going to talk about how to stay safe in chilly conditions.

KU-EHS November Safety Tip: Sad or Mad? Stay Out of the Car!

New research finds that driver-related factors such as fatigue, error, impairment and distraction – including getting behind the wheel while angry or sad – were present in nearly 90 percent of motor vehicle crashes.

KU-EHS October Safety Tip: Suicide Prevention

Suicide is a leading cause of death among working-age adults in the United States. It deeply impacts workers, families, and communities. Fortunately, like other workplace fatalities, suicides can be prevented.

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…