Yearly Archives: 2015

Turkey Day Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is a time of joyful contemplation of the bounty for which we all are–well, okay. Maybe I am overplaying it a bit. Thanksgiving is a time when families gather to eat, cook and enjoy time together. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving is also the peak day for cooking fires in the U.S. Why does cooking cause so many issues? And why is Thanksgiving the day when most cooking fires occur? We

Are You Ready for a Winter Wonderland?

Cold weather is heading our way, and if you’re like me, you can’t wait for snow days and hot cocoa. Unfortunately, winter also brings the chance of icy roads, frostbite and power outages. Don’t let winter catch you off guard. Get ready! Here are a few tips and links to help you be ready for the approaching season. Dress Warmly It may not be glamorous, but dressing warmly is

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Halloween Safety for College Students

Halloween is a great holiday, and nowhere is it better celebrated than on college campuses. However, even older “kids” need to follow some safety tips. Here are few to help you enjoy your holiday trouble-free! Watch your drinking! Not all parties will have alcohol, but if you are of legal age, drinking might be on your agenda. Please watch your alcoholic intake. All sorts of bad decisions can be made when you

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A Clean Room Can Save Your Life?

College students are notoriously messy, and even though we like to pretend that we have it all under control, we don’t always keep our living spaces in the best of conditions. “So what’s the big deal?” you may ask. “Why does the Office of Safety & Risk Management care if my room is a mess? I mean, it’s not like a messy room is a safety issue, right?” Well.

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Fire! Fire! Do You Know What To Do?

You have been on campus for a while, and you are probably feeling settled into your new routine. But what about things that are not routine? Do you know what to do if there is a fire in your dorm or apartment building? The one thing you must NEVER do is assume it isn’t a real fire. Do not sit idly in your room. Get up. Check it out!

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