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Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

Temperatures are rising across the country and many cities are feeling the heat of 100 degrees or more. With the addition of humidity, some areas will begin to experience extreme heat. During extreme heat, it is important to stay cool.

Extreme heat causes more deaths than hurricanes, tornados, floods and earthquakes combined. Heat related illnesses occur when the body is not able to compensate and properly cool itself. The great news is extreme heat is preventable by following a few tips:

Even though we live inland a few hundred miles we can still have issues associated with hurricanes. The biggest problem with hurricanes in our part of central Alabama is spin-off tornadoes. Each year the National Weather Service promotes National Hurricane Preparedness Week. This year National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 6-12.

UAB Emergency Management encourages everyone to make sure you are prepared for hurricanes, high winds, spin–off tornadoes, and flooding. To help with your preparedness efforts, UAB Emergency Management has prepared checklists that you can take with you to the store to help gather the supplies needed. Also, the National Weather Service has additional information where you can determine your risk, developing an evacuation plan, strengthening your home, and other important information.

uab.edu/emergency
weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness

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The 2018 Laboratory Safety Workshop will be held May 23, 2018, 8am-4pm
$25 Registration Fee

This is a hands-on, interactive course designed to offer principal investigators, laboratory managers, and research laboratory staff a chance to learn and demonstrate key safety procedures associated with successful laboratory operation.

Learn about the workshop & sign up