The UAB Department of Occupational Health & Safety's mission is to ensure that our customers have a safe workplace by providing them with the service and knowledge necessary to protect themselves, the UAB community, and the environment.

This day will live forever in the hearts and memories of most Alabamians, and the scars left on the Alabama landscape will be visible for years to come. Despite the destruction left behind, there were immediate visions of redevelopment and growth. The 2011 Super Outbreak spanned multiple days and affected 26 states across the southern and eastern United States. Alabama was the hardest hit.

The National Weather Service of Birmingham and Hunstville have created an interactive website of the event, including maps, photos, meteorilogical data, Family Album, and more:

April 27, 2011: A Day Alabama Will Never Forget

pleasant grove 2010 2011 tornado
The 2016 Laboratory Safety Workshop will be held May 24, 2015, 8am-5pm
$25 Registration Fee

This is a hands-on, interactive course designed to offer principal investigators, laboratory managers, and research laboratory staff a chance to learn and demonstrate key safety procedures associated with successful laboratory operation.

Learn about the workshop & sign up
2015 household hazardous waste graphic
Some materials collected in 2014
As part of UAB's Earth Week celebration, we are partnering with One Stop Environmental and Protec Recycling to put on a Household Hazardous & Electronic Waste Collection at the UAB Recycling Center located at 620 11th St. South.

When:
Thursday, April 14, 4:30-6 pm
Friday, April 10, 2016, 7:30 am - 9 am


Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are common materials found in the home (cleaners, solvents, paint) that would be classified and regulated as hazardous waste if generated by industries (or colleges, hospitals and research labs). However, HHW is not subject to the same stringent rules as regular hazardous waste and much of it is improperly disposed of or allowed to build up to dangerous levels in homes.

It is open only to UAB students, faculty and staff so bring your ID along with your waste. Take this opportunity to rid your home of these dangerous items.

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