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.
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!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our National Safety Month events! We hope you learned something new about safety on campus and if you missed it we hope to see you next year, every Wednesday in June with our digital fire system and prize wheel.