Safety Newsletters

These Newsletters will occur on a monthly basis and provide information to all Humboldt State personnel. The topic will be general to the majority of the campus population, but some areas covered will be more specific and high hazard. 
If you wish to request a topic for an upcoming Safety Newsletter, please email us at ehs@humboldt.edu.

Ladder safety is important at work and home. Falls are always a leading category in workplace fatality and serious injury. Check out the resources and make sure you are using safe ladders prior to use.

Distracted Driving has been increasing over the recent years due to handheld device use, but did you know that pedestrian fatalities have increased due to distracted walking? Check out the Newsletter for more information and how you can prevent these incidents!

We take electricity for granted on a daily basis. This packet has been developed by Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI)  to address workplace safety and electrical safety at home. The packet includes information on these topics: National Electrical Code: Understanding the Code that Keeps us Safe, Electrical Shock Drowning - Water and Electricity Don't Mix, Certifying Safety - National Recognized Testing Laboratories, Workplace Injury Information 2003-2016, and Overhead Power Line Safety.

June is National Safety Month! Here are some weekly challenges to promote at home and work.

 

  • July Safey Newsletter - Sun Protection and Heat Safety

It's finally here! The sun has returned and we love spending time outdoors, but there can be serious problems associated with heat and the sun. Heat stress disorders are dangerous and sun poisoning can lead to serious health issues as life goes on. It is important to take care of ourselves by protecting the skin & eyes, monitoring our energy levels in the heat, and hydrating throughout the day! Here are a couple fact sheets on heat safety this summer, share with your co-workers, friends, and families!

     Ultraviolet (UV) Radiation Safety

     Heat Safety Fact Sheet (OSHA)