Close the Door! It Might Save Your Life!

Most people don’t realize the benefits to closing doors when faced with a fire. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal wants everyone to know that a door is one of the best firefighting tools around. IT CAN: reduce fire growth and spread limit damage to your home or building possibly save lives Hard to believe? Statistics show that it is true. Temperatures on the fire side of a door can

Fireworks: Not for Amateurs

Fireworks are a major part of most July 4th celebrations.  However, every Independence Day, celebrations are marred when people use consumer fireworks and get hurt! Despite the dangers of fireworks, many people seem to forget the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. More and more municipalities are making consumer fireworks illegal.  If you want to watch fireworks, go to commercial displays.  In our area, there

Turn Around, Don’t Drown

As we watch the news stories of the horrible flash flooding in the Texas and other states, we are reminded that flood waters can truly be dangerous! How can you be safe when the waters rush your way? A healthy respect and awareness of dangerous conditions are the best defense. Here are a few resources for you. First, listen to weather reports or download an app like the one

Summer Fun, Here We Come!

Summer is finally here, and many of us take advantage of the warm sun and lighter school schedule to spend some time in the outdoors!  However, no matter where you go or how you enjoy our wonderful waterways, pools and outdoor venues, there are some safety tips that you need to know to enjoy the summer weather and have fun safely!

Tornado Season is Here!

When we think of spring, we usually think of growing things and new beginnings.  However, April showers don’t just bring May flowers.  They can also bring tornadoes our way.   Do you know what to do if a tornado strikes in your area?

Planning a UTC-sponsored cookout? Here’s what you need to know!

Ensuring food and workplace safety is a serious responsibility when serving food to the public.  Whether you are a UTC employee or a student organization planning a special event, this ServSafe training will teach you how to safely serve and maintain food during an event. Training is available through our office.  Our certified ServSafe instructor will teach you the following: How Food Becomes Unsafe Contaminants from the environment Biological

Spring Weather Brings Its Own Dangers

Spring brings the beginning of sunshine and flowers, but it also brings its own special kind of hazards.  Have you got the knowledge to be safe and prepared this spring?

Programs for Minors: Making UTC Safe for All

The UT system policy dealing with Programs for Minors is still relatively new.  Do you know enough to protect your program and its participants?  Below are several resources to help you and your program staff meet the needs of your minors while still complying with this important policy!

Preventing and Recognizing Frostbite

Here’s what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has to say about frostbite. Frostbite is an injury to the body that is caused by freezing. Frostbite causes a loss of feeling and color in affected areas. It most often affects the nose, ears, cheeks, chin, fingers, or toes. Frostbite can permanently damage the body, and severe cases can lead to amputation. The risk of frostbite is increased in

Hazardous Roads, Hazardous Driving Conditions

Let’s face it.  We don’t face snowy roads very often in Chattanooga.  Treacherous driving conditions can occur suddenly, but if you are already on the road that radio announcer’s advice to stay at home comes a bit late!  What do you do? First, the usual techniques don’t always apply when driving in snowy conditions.  Familiarize yourself with the proper ways to navigate hazardous road conditions by studying these tips