Risk Management, Safety and Sustainability News
Laboratory Safety Awareness
Ensuring student safety in our teaching laboratories is a critical part of the Health and Safety program for the University community.
Workplace Sprains and Strains
Strains and sprains injuries related to lifting and material handling are some of the most frequent types of injuries, both on and off the job.
UW-Eau Claire continues to be among most environmentally responsible colleges in U.S.
UW-Eau Claire is among the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S., says the 2023 Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges. It's among the 455 colleges included in the guide, which highlights schools that are committed to sustainability.
UW-Eau Claire makes Narcan readily available on campus to help prevent overdose deaths
UW-Eau Claire is joining a growing list of colleges and universities across the country that is making Narcan — an opioid reversal drug — readily available on campus to help prevent overdose deaths.
Working Alone or in Isolation
When working alone do a quick hazard assessment, report all hazards incidents, establish check-in procedures and don't perform high risk tasks.
The control of hazardous noise within locations operated by the University using engineering and administrative controls combined with the selection and use of hearing protection.
Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace
Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common injuries among workers in the United States and a major contributor to claim costs, affecting virtually every industry.
Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week provides the perfect reminder for everyone to take some time to review their safety plans and update emergency supply kits.
Basically, behavior-based safety is a method of avoiding human error and improving workplace safety by observing and analyzing employees’ behavior while they work.
UW-Eau Claire launches BluBox reusable container system for food service
Beginning in December, food service at UW-Eau Claire will take a major step toward sustainability goals with the launch of the BluBox reusable meal container program.
Cold Stress Cautions
Undeniably, we are all exposed to the cold during winter in Eau Claire. Learning the signs and symptoms of cold-induced illnesses and injuries and how to help workers experiencing such symptoms.
UW-Eau Claire on list of ‘green colleges’
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is among the country’s most environmentally responsible colleges, according to the 2022 edition of the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges.
Bike Safety on Campus
Bikes are a common sight to see here in Eau Claire, knowing some basic etiquette can help you as a rider, and your fellow students avoid accidents and stay safe.
Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips, trips, and falls are one of the leading causes of injuries and fatalities in the workplace. The momentary lapse of attention, thinking about a personal problem or distraction by an activity that ends in a slip, trip or fall.
How to Help Prevent Heat Related Illness
Heat related illnesses are caused by the body improperly cooling itself down. Learn more about how to prevent and treat heat related illness.
Universitywide emergency notification system test is Sept. 17
UW-Eau Claire will conduct a universitywide test of Omnilert, the university’s emergency notification system, at approximately 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.