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EHS Brochures and Newsletters

The publications in the following section are brochures and newsletters intended for general distribution to the entire university community, and are provided here for added convenience.


EHS Newsletters


View The Safety Guide Spring 2014- USDA-APHIS Permit Inspection Program, PPE and the Workplace Hazard Assessment, Environmental Radiation, New Staff at EHS, Animal Handler Program (PDF)
View The Safety Guide Fall 2013- OSHA Deadline for HazCom Training, Radiation Safety Training, Employee Safety Orientation, Jonathan the Ergonomic Husky (PDF)
View The Safety Guide Summer 2013- Proper Attire in the Laboratory, Thermal Comfort in the Office Setting, Working in Hot Weather (PDF)
View The Safety Guide Spring 2013- Accident Predictability and Prevention, Safety Training Spotlight-HazCom “Right to Understand”, Radiation Safety and Safety Culture, HazCom QuickCards-Quick Guides to OSHA Compliance (PDF)
View The Safety Guide Fall 2012- Working Alone at UConn, Building and Emergency Contact List (BEC-List), KFS & EHS, Updates to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard, Radiation Safety Program Checklist, Food Safety Q&A (PDF)
View The Safety Guide Spring 2012- Safety Inspections, Clean Air Device Certification, Laboratory Clearance, Mosquito Bite Prevention and Protection, Safe Use of Compressed Gas Cylinders, Radiation Exposure at the Airport, Space Heater Safety (PDF)
View The Safety Guide Fall 2011- Program Changes for Animal Handlers, Slip and Fall Prevention, Thanksgiving Dinner Health Safety, Radioactive Material Orders, Biological Waste Packaging (PDF)
View The Safety Guide June 2011- Radioactive Lab Policies, Asbestos Management Plan, Farmer’s Market Food Safety, Housekeeping in the Laboratory, Employee Safety Orientation Information (PDF)
View The Safety Guide March 2011- Liquid Scintillation Cocktail Policy, Institutional Biosafety Committee Changes, Egg Safety, MSDS Information, Syringe Disposal, EHS Training FAQs (PDF)
View The Safety Guide October 2010- Animal Handler Program Updates, Compliance with NIH Recombinant DNA Guidelines, Tailgating Food Safety Tips, Radiation User & Non-User Safety, Fume Hood Safety, Vacuum System Safety (PDF)
View The Safety Guide January 2010- Consumer Products Containing Radioactive Materials, Transport of Dangerous Material, Institutional Biosafety (IBC) Application and Review Process, IBC Quick Facts (PDF)
View The Safety Guide September 2009- Safety with Unknown Chemicals, Bleach Safety, Protection from H1N1 and the Flu, Radiation Safety Training Requirements, Temporary Food Service Events (PDF)
View The Safety Guide June 2009- Fume Hood Energy Use, Surgical Masks vs. Respirators, EPA’s Painting Rule and pre-1978 Housing, Ultraviolet Radiation and Tanning (PDF)
View The Safety Guide January 2009- Safety of “Green” Cleaners, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Workplace Hazard Assessment (WHA), Biological Heath and Hand Washing, Laboratory Closure Procedures (PDF)
View The Safety Guide September 2008- Safety of Man-Made Radiation Sources, Asbestos Safety Tips, Chemical Safety with Time Sensitive Chemicals (Peroxide Forming Chemicals) (PDF)
View The Safety Guide June 2008- Natural Radiation Sources, UConn Biological Safety Laboratory Audit Program, Unlabeled Containers and the Hazard Communication Program, Waste Management of Batteries (PDF)
View The Safety Guide January 2008- Radon Health Concerns, Alcohol as a Disinfectant, New Electrical Safety Policy, Radioactive Labeled Equipment, Homeland Security Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (PDF)
View Laser Line Volume 2, Issue 1; January 2008- Fire Safety Regarding Beam Containment, Emergency Procedures in the Laser Lab, Ultrafast Pulse Rated Protective Eyewear, EN 207- CE Marking and Laser Protective Eyewear (PDF)
View The Safety Guide September 2007- Removal of Radiation Labels (PDF)
View Laser Line Volume 1, Issue 2; July 2007- In Laser Safety Little Mistakes Can Have Big Consequences- Kenneth L. Barat, High-Power LEDs Pose Safety Hazards- Geoff R. Davies, Eye Safety in the Laser Lab- Ken Barat (PDF)
View The Safety Guide June 2007- Proper Management of Aerosol Cans, Hearing Conservation and Summer Landscaping Activities, Security Policy for Radioactive Material Use Labs, Radioactive Material Inventories (PDF)
View Laser Line Volume 1, Issue 1; April 2007- Standard Requirements for Personal Laser Safety Equipment, Access to Laser Labs (PDF)
View The Safety Guide January 2007- Laboratory Closures, Snow Removal Safety, Animal Handler Safety Program, Laboratory Security (PDF)
View The Safety Guide September 2006- Notes from a CT DEP Laboratory Inspection, Electrical Safety, Respirator Safety (PDF)
View The Safety Guide June 2006- Tick Safety and First Aid, Renovation Planning and Asbestos Removal, Lead Paint Facts (PDF)
View The Safety Guide September 2005- Temporary Food Service Events, BioWaste, Recombinant DNA Safety, Pool Safety, Dust Mask Use, Office Ergonomic Training, Cryogenic Liquid Safety (DOC)
View The Safety Guide June 2005- Aerial Lift Safety and Risk Management, Mold Facts, Working with Controlled Substances at UConn (DOC)


View Asbestos Precautions and Procedures- University Renovations, Presumed Asbestos Containing Material, Asbestos Training, Examples of Prohibited Activities, Acceptable Work for Personnel with the 2-Hour Asbestos Awareness Training, Asbestos Disposal, Work with Outside Contractors (PDF)
View Back Injury Prevention- A Guide to Lifting Safety (PDF)
View Breathe Easy While Cleaning- Alternative Household Cleaners- Danger Levels and Signal Words for Household Cleaners, Instructions for Homemade Cleaning Agents for 12 Different Purposes (PDF)
View Hazard Communication (HazCom)-“Right-to-Understand”- Hazards and substances covered by HazCom; Hazardous Chemical Inventory; Labels and Other Forms of Warning, including Pictograms; Safety Data Sheets (SDS); Written Hazard Communication Program; Employee Information and Training (PDF)
View Hearing Conservation- Symptoms of Noise Induced Hearing Loss, How Sound is Measured, UConn’s Hearing Conservation Program, Hearing Protective Devices (PDF)
View Laboratory Compliance- Containers of Hazardous Chemical Waste, Important Phone Numbers, Survival of an EPA/ OSHA Inspection
View Lead Paint Procedures and Precautions- Lead in Paint in Post-1978 Construction, Proper Personal Hygiene, Prohibited Activities, EPA’s Renovation Repair and Painting Rule (PDF)
View Occupational Safety Department at EH&S Overview- Who to Contact for What Jobs, What Occupational Safety Covers (PDF)
View Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)- PPE Overview, When PPE is Necessary, What Kind of PPE is Necessary, Steps to Complete after Workplace Hazard Assessment (PDF)
View Respiratory Protection- Proper Use of Respirators and Dust Masks, Minimum Guidelines for Respirator Use (PDF)
View Stretch at Your Desk- Preventing Ergonomic Injuries- Preventing Ergonomic Injuries, 9 Stretches that Work in the Office (PDF)