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KU-EHS Releases 2023 Water Quality Report

KU LAWRENCE CAMPUS -- The Department of Environment, Health & Safety (KU-EHS) has announced that they have released a new report detailing water quality results on Lawrence campus for calendar year 2023. This report is generated from data collected by KU-EHS staff and reported on a periodic…

KU-EHS July Safety Tip: Hot Car Child Safety Awareness

Children are Dying in Hot Cars Since 1998, more than 960 children have died from vehicular heatstroke - an average of 37 per year - and 53% of incidents involve a parent or caregiver forgetting the child was in the vehicle.

KU-EHS June Safety Tip: NSC's June National Safety Month-SafeAtWork Pledge

Workplace fatalities are unacceptable. According to Injury Facts, preventable workplace deaths totaled 4,695 in 2022, and an additional 791 workplace homicide and suicide deaths occurred. Also, work-related medically consulted injuries totaled 4.3 million in 2022.

KU-EHS May Safety Tip: Tick and Lyme Disease Prevention

Tick-borne pathogens can be passed to humans by the bite of infected ticks. Ticks can be infected with bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Some of the most common tick-borne diseases in the United States include: Lyme disease, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, anaplasmosis,…