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.

Be "Food Safe" During the Holidays

The holidays are a great time for people to get together with family, friends, and co-workers. Not only will the holiday's be buzzing with shoppers but if you are not diligent with food safety your treats can be buzzing with various food borne organisms that can make you sick and in some cases can be fatal.

Keep in mind when you entertain to make sure that food is kept fresh by using the following strategies from the CDC.

Food For Your Soul: Be "Food Safe" During the Holidays

Remember, the lab is certainly no place for food: not during the holidays or ever.

Space Heater Safety

The weather is getting cooler, so now is the time to think about Space Heater Safety. According to UAB policy, portable space heaters are restricted to devices where the heating element is limited to not more than 212°F (100°C), and equipped with a safety "tip-over" switch which disconnects power if the device tips over.

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Our dependency on gadgets, smartphones, computers, and Wi-Fi poses serious national security challenges, increases risks to our privacy and creates a demand for greater online security. 

Learn how to protect yourself, your family and your devices with these tips and resources:

Stay Safe Online