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  • ORAT (Online Risk Assessment Tool)
    The ORAT (Online Risk Assessment Tool) was released in November 2017; this replaces the Occupational Health Registry used in the past.  The ORAT will walk you through the process for assessing potential risks due to contact with animals, hazardous agents, operation or environments.  The ORAT employs a simple question and answer model that builds a…
  • 14th Annual OSHA Safety Day - FREE
    FREE registration for students and OSU employees with preregistration!  Click here for more information.    
  • Safety Tips for Using an Autoclave
    It's no secret that autoclaves can be very dangerous to work around.  I compare them to a pressure cooker in my mind and remember what my mother told me about how dangerous those can be.  As a child I locked the lid on ours and the water inside boiled so violently the whole pot was…
  • Prevent Winter House Fires and CO Poisoning
    Winter is a time for holiday decorations and staying warm.  Many of us live and/or work in older structures and use alternative means of heat such as; wood burning stoves and fireplaces, space heaters, and fuel fired furnaces.  The National Fire Protection Association has some great information and infographics on how to avoid potential disastrous…
  • First Aid Kits
    It is important to check your first aid kit regularly to be sure all items are fully stocked, unexpired (yes; antibiotic ointment and antiseptic wipes DO expire), and in good working order. Have your first aid kit well stocked and ready when you need it.  Don't be caught off guard with old useless supplies in…
  • Flu Season
    Flu, also called influenza, is a respiratory infection caused by a number of viruses.  The viruses pass through the air and enter your body through your nose or mouth.  Between 5 percent and 20 percent of people in the United States get the flu each year.  The flu can be serious or even deadly for…
  • EHS Personnel in Columbus receive CPR/AED/First Aid Training
    Wooster Campus Environmental Safety Officers David Drake and Cassi Sewell visited the Columbus campus to offer certifications for CPR/AED/First Aid to the EHS Staff on Thursday, June 14th, 2018. CPR/AED/First Aid training is available to your department by contacting Wooster Campus Public Safety.  We offer blended learning classes, with online portions combined with hands-on classroom…
  • Legal and Safe Transporting of Cargo and Equipment Training was well attended!
    Over 50 people attended our training on Legal and Safe Transporting of Cargo and Equipment, which was held at the Farm Shop on the campus of the OARDC in Wooster, Ohio, on June 19th, 2018. Fore more info and pics of the training click here.

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