Environmental Health and Safety provides services and support for efficient, effective, and compliant work practices, while promoting a culture of shared responsibility by students, faculty, staff, and visitors for a healthy, safe, and environmentally sound educational and research community at the University of Chicago.
June is National Safety Month! Environmental Health and Safety will be on campus every Wednesday in June with our digital fire system and prize wheel. Please plan to stop by one of our locations from 10 am to 2 pm at Reynolds Club Courtyard, Crerar Quad, Main Quad, or the North Science Quad.
GENERAL SUMMER SAFETY TIPS: When possible perform outdoor work during the coolest part of the day. If doing work outdoors in the sun, wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing and use sunblock. Work with a buddy and be sure to take regular breaks in a cool or shady place as needed. Be familiar with the symptoms and treatment of heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Your body is working hard to keep you cool!