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.
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We have all seen images of stranded motorists and individuals wandering the streets when a disaster strikes but did you know that with a little bit of preparation you don’t have to be one of the ones unsure of their survival?

The Department of Occupational Health and Safety Emergency Management has prepared lists of everyday items necessary for one’s survival. These items can be easily purchased in most any general store and some you may already have. The items need to be placed in a container that is dedicated to disaster survival.

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UAB is prohibiting the use, storage and charging of all hands-free, self-balancing scooters, also referred to as hoverboards, because of safety concerns raised by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the potential for fall-related injuries. This notice, effective immediately, will be subject to modification after campus officials review and discuss the findings and recommendations of the CPSC investigation.

Read the full notice.
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Dec 1st marks the beginning of meteorological winter. Even though we may live in the Southeast where it gets pretty hot and humid in the summer (or even the spring and fall), we also experience bitter cold and snowy/icy travel conditions at times during the winter. NOW is the time to be prepared for the hazardous weather winter may bring!

Check out the NWS's Winter Safety website for a one-stop-shop of winter safety information.

You can also visit the Birmingham NWS Winter Weather Awareness website for more specific winter product information for Central Alabama.