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.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Friday, January 6.

For the latest information pertaining to UAB, please see

NWS winter storm watch graphic

A strong cold front is expected to dive southward early Friday morning bringing temperatures in the upper 20s to lower 30s to portions of central Alabama. At nearly the same time, a weak gulf system will form spreading moisture northward on Friday morning through early Saturday. Snow and sleet accumulations are possible in and near the watch area. Please stay tuned to local media partners for adjustments to the forecast as this event gets closer. Significant impacts are possible.

nws weather safety winter 250x249image by the National Weather Service
Now is the time to prepare for the hazards of winter weather before bitter cold and snowy/icy travel conditions sweep through. 

The NWS's Winter Safety website is a great resource for winter safety information. 

The Birmingham NWS Winter Weather Awareness site has additional information. 
The UAB Occupational Health and Safety Department, in partnership with the UAB Student Involvement & Leadership, will be holding a Health and Safety Fair on Campus during the week of Homecoming.

The Fair will be held on Friday, Oct. 21st from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM on the UAB Campus Green.2015 dorm burn firefighterimage by David Gunnells/UAB

A Fire Safety Demonstration involving the burning of full-scale models of residence hall rooms will follow the Homecoming Parade on the lawn of Rast Hall (near 10th Ave & 15th Street, across from the UAB Campus Green).

There will be free food and drinks, music, free T-shirts, giveaways, hula hooping, as well as health and safety displays and presentations.

Food trucks will be parked in the area for those who would like to purchase food.