ListServ: Past Issues

Date Topics Covered
December 6, 2018 Laboratory Decommissioning; Holiday Safety; Situational Preparedness-Stop Pedestrian Deaths
November 8, 2018 Walking and Working in Cold, Snow & Ice; Reduce Your Lab's Energy Footprint (Sustainable Strategies); Hidden Stormwater Control; Near Misses to Ponder
October 3, 2018 Nitric Acid Waste Hazards; Harvest Safety; Safety Shorts-Harvest Safety (NPPD Fall Harvest Safety Message "Electrical Safety on the Farm," Farm Machinery Safety-Combine Safety, Growing Safety-Tractor Safety)
September 5, 2018 Emergency Plans in Place?; National Farm Safety Week; Situational Preparedness-Dangerous Intersections; Safety Shorts-Intersection Safety for Cars, Bicycles and Pedestrians (Intersection Safety - Riding on the Street: Navigating Intersections)
August 8, 2018 Woodworking Safety; Safety Shorts-Woodworking Safety (Shop Safety-My Mistakes, Shop Safety-What If, Wood Whisperer Shop Safety Series); Situational Preparedness-Mobile Electronic Devices
June 7, 2018 National Forklift Safety Day; Safety Shorts-Forklift Safety (Forklift Balance - Forklift Stability Triangle - Forklift Safety 8 Rules); Wisely Green for a Clean Stream (Lawn Fertilizer); Situational Preparedness-The "Safe Brain" Lane; Hand Tool Safety
May 10, 2018 Avoid Mosquito and Tick Bites; Prepare for Severe Weather; Safely Working in the Heat
April 4, 2018 Driving Pride-How to Wash a University Vehicle; Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs); AED Disposal Considerations; Situational Preparedness-Just Drive; Safety Shorts (One Call Can Change Everything - The Last Word - April is Distracted Driving Month)
March 9, 2018 Biosafety Training Revamp; Ladder Safety Month; Safety Shorts-Using Ladders Safely (Ladders and Falls-Prevent Fatal Accidents, How to Use Ladders Safely); Situational Preparedness-Parking Lot Perils; Are You Prepared for an EPA Inspection? 
February 22, 2018 Important Update - Select Agents and Toxins; Revised Autoclave Operation Training; Create/Review/Update your Emergency Plan; Situational Preparedness - In-Car Technology is Distracting
January 10, 2018 Safe Snow Shoveling and Snow Blowing; Safety Shorts-Snow Blower and Snow Shoveling Safety (Easy Shoveling Techniques, Snow Blower Safety); Near-Miss - 20-Liter Metal Container Leak; Situational Preparedness-Safe Driving Help
December 19, 2017 Near Miss-Liquid Nitrogen Incident; Safety Shorts-Holiday Safety (Various Holiday Fire Safety Tips, Winter Fire Safety-Focus on Safe Use of Stove and Other Heathing Devices, Focus on Electrical & Lighting, and Focus on Candle Safety); Situational Preparedness-Winter Driving/Walking/Bicycling 
November 9, 2017 Walking and Working; Ice and Cold; Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreaks linked to Clinical and Teaching Labs; Situational Preparedness-Drowsy Driving
October 5, 2017 National Biosafety Month-Stewardship; Situational Preparedness-Focus on the Drive; Harvest Safety-Resources; Safety Shorts-Harvest Topics (Growing Safely-Auger Safety, PTO Safety, & Videos on Various Farm Safety Topics)
September 13, 2017 Overexertion & NIOSH Lifting Equation App; Situational Preparedness-Plan Ahead; National Farm Safety Week; Safety Shorts-Farm Safety Videos & Webinars (National Education Center for Agricultural Safety - AgriSafe Webinar - Anhydrous Ammonia Safety)
August 9, 2017 DOT/IATA Shipping Training/SOPs Revamped; Chafing Fuel (Sterno) Storage, Use and Disposal; Safety Shorts - Chafing Fuel Safety (Sterno Chafing Fuel Safety Tips - Safe Heat Chafing Fuel); Situational Preparedness - Avoid Being "Struck By";  Emergency Plans - Develop/Review/Update/Train/Retrain
July 12, 2017 Solar Eclipse Safety; Safety Shorts - Solar Eclipse Safety (How to Make a Solar Eclipse Viewer - How to View Total Solar Eclipse USA August 21, 2017). Situational Preparedness - "Heads Up" Resources Online; Housekeeping and Hoarding.
June 21, 2017 Heat Illness; Safety Shorts-Working in Heat (Hot Enough for You? Avoid Heat Illness and Injury - Seven Ways to Beat the Heat, Hot Weather Hazards, Preventing Illness & Death in Hot Environments - Heat Stress Prevention, Training Video Course); Situational Preparedness - Car Crash Prevention; Stormwater Pollution Reporter; Elevator Safety and Gas/Liquid Nitrogen Tanks. 
May 10, 2017 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month; Situational Preparedness-National Bike Month; Safety Shorts-Bicycle Safety (NHTSA'S Bicycle Safety Tips for Adults - Safe Cycling Tips for Adults - Sharing the Road); Vector-borne Diseases; National Electrical Safety Month
April 26, 2017 Distracted Driving Awareness Month; Situational Preparedness-Promote Safe Navigation; Autoclave Operation Training; Are You Prepared For Severe Weather?; Corridors Are For Egress Not Storage; Safety Shorts-Lightning Resources and More (Lightning Safety for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community-Lightning Safety with LeeAnn Allegretto-Get Weather Ready During a Tornado)
March 23, 2017 Chemical Safety Library; Situational Preparedness-Inattention Blindness; Ladder Safety Month; Safety Shorts-Ladder Safety (Three Point Contact-Safety Training Video-Prevent Falls and Injuries); Ladder Injuries at UNL
February 16, 2017 Are You Prepared for an Emergency?; Situational Preparedness-Driving Distraction; Safety Shorts-Emergency Preparedness, Distracted Driving (UNL Emergency Preparedness-Really Obvious Playlist & Distracted to Death-Avoid Accidents Reduce Distractions); The EPA and You
January 26, 2017 Safe Snow Shoveling and Snow Blowing; Safety Shorts (Snow Blower and Snow Shoveling Safety); Situational Preparedness-Winter Driving/Cycling; Safe Driving Help (UNL Driver Safety and Improvement Training)
December 7, 2016 Hotplates & Fire; Holiday Hazards; Extension Cords & Power Strips with Surge Supressor; Safety Shorts (Holiday Electrical Safety-Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration, 8 Tips for a Sparkling AND Safe Holiday); Situational Preparedness-Heads Up!
November 9, 2016 Wintertime Safety-Walking and Working; Safety Shorts (Avoid Slips, Trips, Falls & Working in the Cold); Check IBC Protocols Before Starting Work
October 12, 2016 Grain Bin Safety; Compatible Chemical Storage; Safety Shorts (Cell Phone Use in the Research Lab, Chemical Storage Hazards, Safety on the Farm-Grain Bin & Auger)
September 7, 2016 Guidance for Collection and Storage of Human Samples; Register with IBC-Is Your IBC Protocol Up-To-Date?
August 9, 2016 Emergency Plans-Develop/Review/Update/Train/Retrain; Near Miss-Oil Fire; Hearing Conservation & Respiratory Protection; Situational Preparedness-Walking/Driving/Biking; Safety Shorts-Distraction Dangers (Texting While Walking & Distracted Walking); AED Disposal Considerations
July 15, 2016 Glass Disposal-Intact or Broken; Avoid Being Struck By/Struck Against; Safety Shorts (Nail Gun Safety & Top 10 OSHA Violations Told by Kids); Situational Preparedness-Obvious or Not
June 15, 2016 Forklift Safety-10 Mistakes; Safety Shorts-Forklift Safety; Situational Preparedness-On the Move; Near Miss/Injury Incidents-Forklift, Box Cutter/Scissors 
May 10, 2016 Vector-Borne Diseases; Do You Work in the Heat?; Safety Shorts-Heat Illness; UH Explosion-Near Miss Ignored; Be Sure Respirators are NIOSH-Certified; Scissor Lift Hazard Alert
April 21, 2016 New Technology in Lab Coat Safety; EPA Inspection Recap (Waste Management Reminders); Be Prepared for Severe Weather; Safety Shorts-Lightning & Tornado; Safety Committees, Snippets & Other Resources
March 23, 2016 Eye Protection Throughout the Workplace; Safety Shorts-Eye Safety; Disposal of Rags and Wipers; Finding an AED
February 23, 2016 Ladders Really Are Dangerous; Safety Shorts-Ladder Safety; Are You Prepared For An Emergency; GHS-The Next Step
January 22, 2016 Safe Snow Shoveling; Safety Shorts-Snow Blower Safety; Near Miss-Falling Chemical Container
December 8, 2015 Holiday Safety; Safety Shorts-Holiday Safety Series; Visual and Performing Arts-Chemical and General Safety Training; Have you Submitted Your Pathogen Inventory Yet? (UNL Policy) 
November 4, 2015 Wintertime Safety; Safety Shorts (Cold Weather Slips & Falls-9 Defenses, Winter's Hidden Hazard-Cold Weather Health & Safety, Walk Like a Penguin); Health Effects of Contaminated Water in Eyewash Stations; Chemical Hazard Assessment and Risk Minimization Training
October 7, 2015 Harvest Safety; Safety Shorts-Growing Safely Series (Auger Safety, PTO Safety, ATV Safety); Near Hit-Daylight Saving Time; 11 Tipes for Effective Workplace Housekeeping; AED Location? There's An App For That
September 21, 2015 Don't Get Bit! (Vector-Borne Diseases); National Farm Safety Week (Resources); Near Miss or Near Hit!; Safety Shorts (Video of Workplace Hazards & Mitigation, Tractor Safety Series)
August 18, 2015 Update-Drying Oven Fire at UNL; Laboratory Chemical Splash Injury Incident; Safety Shorts (I Wish I Wore My Safety Glasses, Injuries and Chemical Burns to the Eye); Do You Have an Up-To-Date Emergency Plan?
July 8, 2015 GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification) Implementation; ACS (American Chemical Society) Guidelines and Evaluation Procedures; Drying Oven Fire at UNL; Nail Gun Safety; Cell Phones-A Walking Hazard; Safety Shorts (Nail Gun Safety, Texting While Walking Accidents, Walking While Texting)
June 8, 2015 Promoting An Academic Safety Culture-Recap; National Forklift Safety Day; Safety Shorts (Forklift Safety Video, Forklift Safety-8 Rules-Avoid Accidents/Injuries-Safe Forlift Operation Starts With You); Hazardous Waste Reminder
May 26, 2015 Do You Drive Defensively?-Free Driver Safety and Improvement Training; Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #9-Develop and Implement Actions & Activities to Compliment Initial, Ongoing, and Periodic Refresher Training; Prevent/Reduce Risk of Heat Illness; Safety Shorts (7 Ways to Beat the Heat-Hot Weather Hazards-Preventing Illness & Deaths in Hot Environments, Dangers of Heat Stress)
April 13, 2015 Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #8-Incorporate Hazard Analysis Into Laboratory Notebooks Prior to Experiments and Into the Research Process (specific to laboratory & research topic); Overexertion-Don't be a Statistic; Safety Shorts (Back Safety-Top 10 Lifting Rules-Avoid Back & Spine Injuries, Back Safety-the Low 5's, Back Safety-the High 5's); Nanotechnology-Be Proactive
March 16, 2015 Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #7-Incorporate Non-punitive Incident and Near Miss Reporting as Part of Safety Culture; Lessons from Chemical Waste Explosion at Texas Tech; Be Wise and Safeguard Your Eyes; Safety Shorts (Safety Madness-Engage Workers in Safety, Safety in the Academic Chemistry Lab-Eye Protection-goggles, Why I Wear a Labcoat)
February 19, 2015 Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #6-Department Chairs Provide a Mechanism for Collaboration; Do You Have an Up-to-Date Emergency Plan?; New Safety Posters Available; Safety Shorts (Dow Lab Safety Academy); Incidents-How to Avoid Injury (Navigating Icy/Snowy Weather & Wood Shop Injury)
January 22, 2015 Pathogen Inventories; Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #5-Departments and Principal Investigators Use Engagement Strategies & Support Organizations; Tips for Snow Shoveling
December 9, 2014 Biological Inventories & Abandoned Collections; Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #4-Establish Policy and Deploy Resources at the Highest Level to Maximize a Strong, Positive Safety Culture; Holiday Safety; Alert-Flammable Storage Cabinet Shelving Concerns
November 5, 2014 Walking and Working-Ice and Cold; Promoting an Academic Safety Culture #3-Conduct Only Those Activities for Which Proper Facilities and Safety Equipment are Available; Chemical Storage-The #1 Deficiency
October 23, 2014 Harvest Safety; Promoting an Academic Safety Culture Recommendation #2-Highest Priority for All Workers; Fire Safety-Hotplates and Bunsen Burners; Lessons Learned-University of Minnesota Explosion
September 22, 2014 Promoting an Academic Safety Culture Recommendation #1-Demonstration & Commitment to Safety; Is it Really Obvious-Safety Topics Video Clips; Farm Safety Resources; Abrasive Wheels/Grinders-Bench, Floor & Hand
August 19, 2014 Consequences of Lack of a Safety Culture; Is Your Emergency Action Plan Up-to-Date?; Five Potential Arc Welding Hazards to Avoid
June 20, 2014 Why Report Near Misses?; Communicating Safety Daily; Safety Audits - A Leading Indicator
May 29, 2014 Elevated Work Surfaces; Personal Fall Arrest Systems; Ladder Safety; Aerial Lift Safety; Prevent/Reduce Risk of Heat Illness
May 2, 2014 Importing Animals and Animal Products; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #17 - Identifying the Ongoing Need to Support a Strong Safety Culture
March 27, 2014 Ultraviolet Radiation; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #16 - Establish a System to Promote Safety
March 4, 2014 Laser Safety Training Online; Biological Materials Need to be Registered with the IBC; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #15 - Establish a Close Working Relationship with Emergency Responders; New Laboratory Safety Posters Available
January 16, 2014 Laboratory Ventilation; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #14 - Establish a Close Working Relationship with EHS Personnel.
November 21, 2013 Navigating Winter - Walking & Working; Investigator Responsibilities Under the NIH Guidelines; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #13 - Establish Safety Committees from the Highest Level Down
October 9, 2013 Outdoor Storage of Materials; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #12 - Publish/Widely Share Case Studies; DOT/IATA Designated Shippers; Hoists and Cranes; Used Oil and Fuel Filter Management
September 16, 2013 Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #11 - Establish Internal Review Process/Corrective Actions; UNL Safety Snapshot Survey (Report by the CUSC); Do You Have A Safety Committee?
August 29, 2013 National Emergency Preparedness Month; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #10 - Establish and Maintain an Incident Reporting System; National Farm Safety and Health Week - September 15-21, 2013; Irrigation Engines - Air Regulations
August 9, 2013 Laser Pointer Safety; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #9 - Adopt a Personal Credo
July 2, 2013 ATV Safety; Biosafety Manuals; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #8 - Safety in Research; Working Outdoors & West Nile Virus; Eye Protection for Outdoor Workers
May 20, 2013 Injury Response Planning; Prevent/Minimize Heat-Related Illness; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #7 - Emphasize Safety Through Curricula
May 6, 2013 Use the Student Injury/Illness Reporter and Near-Miss/Close Call Incident Reporting System; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #6 - Implement Hazard Analysis
March 7, 2013 Nail Gun Safety; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #5 - Educate the Educators; Dumpsters - Keeping Trash IN and Stormwater OUT
February 20, 2013 Are You Ready For An EPA Audit?; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #4 - Educate for Safety
February 5, 2013 Emergency Communications - UNL Alert Register/Re-register NOW; New and Revised "Chemical Safety" SOPs (GHS information); Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #3 - Establish a Strong Safety Program; Wear Your Lab Coat
January 4, 2013 Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #2 - Leaders Advocate and Model Safety; Prepare for an EPA Inspection; 2013 Flu Season Warning
November 29, 2012 Winter Walking; Working in the Cold; Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions #1 - Leadership and Management; DOW Chemical Teams up with Universities on Laboratory Safety; OSHA's Hazard Communication and Laboratory Standards.
November 1, 2012 New Machine Shop Safety SOP; Eye Injuries at UNL; Help Protect Antelope Creek & Dead Man's Run; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - General Considerations; Risk Assessment - Step 4 Appropriate Controls
September 27, 2012 Personal Protective Equipement (PPE) - Body Protection; Risk Assessment - Step 3 Evaluate; National Fire Prevention Week October 7-13, 2012
August 31, 2012 ACS Publishes Report on Elements of Creating Safety Cultures in Academic Institutions; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Hand Protection; Risk Assessment - Step 2 Analyze
July 31, 2012 New Chemical Safety Training; Personal Protectrive Equipment (PPE) - Foot Protection; Risk Assessment - Step 1 Identify Safety Hazards
June 28, 2012 Colloquia Presentations Available Online; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Head Protection; June is National Safety Month - Ag Safety; Construction Storm Water Permit Regulatory Changes
May 21, 2012 Confined Space Awareness Training; Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Eyes and Face; Don't Let the Heat "Stress" You
March 26, 2012 Personal Protective Equipment On-Line Training; Stormwater and Groundwater Dewatering at Contruction Sites; AED Recall
March 5, 2012 Biosafety Program/Training Updates; Laboratory Accidents - 2009 UCLA, April 2011 Yale, October 2011 University of Florida; 30 Million Map-Pro and MAPP Gas Cylinders Recalled
January 23, 2012 Combustible Dust; Shoveling Safety; Overexertion Injury Incidents at UNL in 2011; Training Needs Assessment; Laboratory Safety Colloquia Online
December 15, 2011 Machine Guarding; UNL Injury Incidents Over 18 Months Involving Equipment/Machines
December 6, 2011 Safe Winter Walking; Working in the Cold
November 1, 2011 Pre-planning Laboratory Safety; Bicycle Parking
September 20, 2011 National Fire Prevention Week - October 3-9, 2011; Ventilated Cabinets - Chemical Fume Hoods and More
August 18, 2011 National Farm Safety & Health Week; Hazardous Waste Violations - Regulatory Requirements; Do You Operate a Powered Industrial Truck?
July 21, 2011 Confined Space Awareness Training; National Grain Bin Incident Report; Methylene Chloride-based Paint Related Regulated Under Clean Air Act
June 20, 2011 June - National Safety Month; Heat Illness; Ag Safety
May 20, 2011 A Tragedy (Death of a Yale Student); New Web-based Training - Lockout/Tagout, General Electrical Safety; Construction Site Stormwater Protection
April 19, 2011 National Occupational Safety & Health Week; Housekeeping Safety; Teen Employment Safety; Skid-Steer Loader Safety
March 15, 2011 Disposal of Light Bulbs; Eye Protection
February 21, 2011 Carbon Monoxide - When Breathing Can Kill; Cold Weather Stress; Asbestos Awareness
January 20, 2011 Safety & Compliance (Virtual) Manual; Supplementary Information for Safety & Compliance; Urban Wildlife Impact on Stormwater Quality
December 8, 2010 Avoiding Slips, Trips, Falls
November 15, 2010 Portable Ladder Safety; Mobile Aerial Lift Training; Revised Biosafety Guidelines
October 13, 2010 Avoiding Injury During Material Handling; Disposal of Certain Dilute Chemicals Via the Sanitary Sewer
September 15, 2010 Fire Safety; Power Strips w/Surge Protectors and Extension Cords
August 17, 2010 National Preparedness Month; Explosion at University of Missouri-Columbia; Farm Safety
July 15, 2010 Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) Cylinders; Safety and Wellness Opportunity; Dewatering & the Environment; Forklift/Powered Industrial Trucks; Heat Stress
June 17, 2010 Role of Supervisor in Safety; Waste Implications - Sumps, Pits, Traps and Plumbed Equipment & Machinery; Hearing Conservation; Welding Cart Usage and Storage
May 19, 2010 Bloodborne Pathogens Program Update; Safety in the Field; Hot Work
April 16, 2010 Severe Weather Awareness; Emergency Evacuation & Planning; NIOSH Recall - Certain N95 Respirators
March 12, 2010 EHS Employee Training Needs Assessment; Respiratory Protection; Spring Yard Work and the Environment
February 25, 2010 Occupational Eye Injuries; Shoveling Safety; Hand and Power Tool General Safety Tips
January 15, 2010 Cryogens; Hazardous Waste Inspections; Vehicle Exhaust Concerns; Safe Winter Driving
December 4, 2009 Safety Audits; Extensively Revised EHS Virtual Manual; Help Protect Antelope Creek and Deadman's Run
November 5, 2009 Shots Fired on Campus Video; AED Maintenance