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Walking Safely on Ice and Snow

OSHA provides excellent information to protect you from hazards. Snowy and icy conditions can make routine tasks challenging. Help prevent accidents by following OSHA's recommendations:

To prevent slips, trips, and falls, clear walking surfaces of snow and ice, and spread deicer, as quickly as possible after a winter storm.

To reduce the likelihood of injuries:

  • Wear proper footwear when walking on snow or ice is unavoidable, because it is especially treacherous. A pair of insulated and water resistant boots with good rubber treads is a must for walking during or after a winter storm. Keeping a pair of rubber over-shoes with good treads which fit over your street shoes is a good idea during the winter months.
  • Take short steps and walk at a slower pace so you can react quickly to a change in traction, when walking on an icy or snow-covered walkway.
  • Make safety your first priority, in inclement weather only travel or or go outside when necessary.

Visit OSHA's website for more weather-related safety tips: OSHA

Help make Wright State safe:

  • Call Physical Plant at 775-4444, as soon as possible, to report slippery or wet walking surfaces -- inside or outside.
  • Find alternate routes that have been cleared.
  • Complete Wright State's Accident Injury Report when you trip or fall or almost trip or fall. Accident or Injury Report Form

Contact our office with your safety concerns: 937-775-2215 or

Flu Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following steps you can take for your protection:
1. A flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
2. Take every day actions to help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses.
· Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use and alcohol-based hand rub.
· Avoid touching your eye, nose and mouth.
· Stay home if you are sick to avoid spreading the flu to others.
3. Seek medical care early.

CDC link: CDC Link

CDC's Flu and You Informational Tri-fold PDF

  • Do you know what GHS is? We can help you! Everyone needs to know by December 1st!
    • December 1, 2013 is the deadline to train all employees to the new label elements and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) format for hazardous chemicals.
  • Use ChemWatch to find Safety Data Sheets (SDS) -- Check out its updated features:
    • Online labeling tool
    • Drag and Drop document handling
    • Right-click functionality
    • Store SDSs in language-specific folders
    • New GHS defaults in place
    • E-learning tools
    • Control Banding Risk Assessment
    • SDS Back-up tools
    • Enhanced Data Report Generation
  • Waste Pick-Up Form
  • Recycling
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    • Great information from the EPA
  • Review any workplace monitoring results.  You have a right to access relevant exposure and medical records.
  • Translate our website into 9 different languages! Interpretation provided by AltaVista. 
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  • Staff directory. 
  • Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS)
  • Toxic mercury vapors can not be seen with the naked eye. 
  • If you have been trained to use a fire extinguisher, we provide the following guidelines to be used as a reminder, provided by the Department of Labor:   Just follow the PASS method
  • Visit the Environmental Virtual Campus created by Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence.
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Mission Statement
The Department of Environmental Health and Safety serves to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all students, employees, and visitors to Wright State University in support of the university’s overall mission.
  • EH&S will work to protect human health and, to the greatest extent possible, reduce the university’s impact on the environment and surrounding ecosystem.
  • EH&S will develop programs and policies designed to meet or exceed compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
  • EH&S will provide unparalleled customer service to the university and surrounding community.

EHS will accomplish these goals through development and implementation of a comprehensive environmental health and safety management system that consists of a review of programs and policies, tracking performance metrics, information exchange, training, inspections, and continuous feedback.

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