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  • Excellence in Safety Award Honors Wooster's PAAR Facility
    Congratulations to the Wooster Campus Plant and Animal Agrosecurity Facility (PAAR) for earning the 2019 Group Award of the "Excellence in Safety" Award from the University Laboratory Safety Committee (ULSC).  The award recognizes individuals and groups who have made a considerable contribution to improving laboratory safety on the Ohio State campus.  CLICK HERE for information…
  • Heat Stress Injuries, Illness and Skin Cancer
      It is field work season; as such, it is important to be reminded to stay cool and safe in the intense heat outdoors. Check out the following links for some great information on what to look for and how to prevent heat related illness and skin cancer:   Heat Stress Injuries Heat Stress Illness…
  • Agricultural Equipment & Machine Hazards
    Check out this great message from Kent McGuire (CFAES Safety and Health Coordinator) about agriculture equipment and machine hazards. Today’s agricultural equipment is powerful, very efficient and versatile in how it can be used. This includes tractors, tillage equipment, planting equipment, harvesting equipment, and extremely specialized machinery for specialty crop production. However, all agricultural equipment…
  • 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…

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