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.

Heat Safety: Check the backseat

Keep your children and pets safe during the summer heat.
  • Never leave your child or pet unattended in a car, even with the windows rolled down.
  • Always make sure all children & pets have left the car. Never leave a sleeping infant in the car.
  • Make sure safety restraints aren't too hot before securing your child.

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For more information regarding heat risk: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/

Fireworks Safety for the Fourth

Each Fourth of July, many celebrate the holiday with barbeque, parties, boating, and generally having fun. It is, after all, a celebration of the country's independence. After the sun has set and the day's parties are winding down, another round of celebration cranks up by shooting off fireworks.

Enjoy the celebration of our country's independence but do so safely and responsibly. The misuse of fireworks account for a significant number of emergency room visits. Make sure you are around to see them this year and in the future.

View the Fireworks Safety Checklist