flag redNotice: The Chemical Safety Online Course, CS101, will close for update on
April 2, 2015 at 7 AM. It will reopen the following day, April 3, 2015 at 8 AM.

If you have not completed the entire course, you will be moved to the new course and will have to start from the beginning.

Please contact Fredia Fuller Dillard at eteacher@uab.edu if you have any questions.
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.

Hard Freeze Warning

A hard freeze is likely Wednesday night into Thursday morning. Forecast lows are expected to drop into the teens, possibly even a few single digits in the normally colder valley locations. North winds of 10 to 15 mph will create minimum wind chill values in the -2 to +5 degree range. Temperatures will be in the 20s Thursday night and Friday night as well. No frozen precipitation is expected during the hard freeze. However, we could experience up to 38 hours of continuous temperatures below 32 degrees.

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NWS Hard Freeze Warning as of 2014-01-06

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Preparations for Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans, regardless of where they live, are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point in their lives.

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain.

Stop. Think. Connect.

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Cyberspace is a shared resource, and its security is the responsibility of all American citizens, businesses, groups and governmental agencies. Cyber security begins with the awareness of our individual internet usage habits and changing them to practices that can help safeguard our digital lives.

Remember to:

STOP. THINK. CONNECT.

STOP: Before you use the Internet, take time to understand the risks and learn how to spot potential problems.

THINK: Take a moment to be certain the path ahead is clear. Watch for warning signs and consider how your actions online could impact your safety, or your family's.

CONNECT: Enjoy the Internet with greater confidence, knowing you've taken the right steps to safeguard yourself and your computer.

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