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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.

Management of compressed gas cylinders is very dangerous because of the unusual characteristics some of them posses: storage under pressure, flammability, and many lack a distinguishable odor or color. Depending on the particular gas, there is a potential for simultaneous exposure to both physical and chemical hazards.

Improper handling, storage and use could lead to catastrophic events like:
  • Oxygen depleted atmosphere
  • Fires
  • Adverse health effects or even death