Be Prepared for Emergencies

We wrap up Safety@TTU month with a look at emergency preparedness resources for you and your family. We encourage all faculty, staff and students to sign up for TechAlert, the university’s emergency alert notification system. TechAlert! provides notifications about emergency

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Dow Lab Safety Academy Offers Resources

Today Safety@TTU looks at another external source of safety training and information. The Dow Lab Safety Academy offers dozens of informational videos on subjects ranging from office and laboratory ergonomics to PPE basics to how to sustain a culture of

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Resources for Hazard Analysis

As we continue looking at hazards in our laboratories, there is another tool that can help. The American Chemical Society’s Committee on Chemical Safety has developed a guide for identifying and evaluating hazards, and managing the risks associated with these

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Hazard Communication Labels and Pictograms Changing

The United States has adopted the United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System (GHS) that will standardize classification and labeling of chemical and other hazards. The pictograms and hazards are similar to those that have traditionally been used in the U.S., but

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Safety Training: the Foundation of a Safety Culture

In our last blog post we looked at who should take the Chemical Hygiene Plan online assessment. Today’s blog post looks at the wide variety of safety training courses available to you. Training is available both online and in face-to-face

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Who Should Complete the Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) Assessment?

This week Safety@TTU focuses on safety training. The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) is Texas Tech’s safety plan when working with physical and chemical hazards. Although the subtitle “Laboratory Safety Manual” may seem to target only labs, the CHP is relevant

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Safety Month Means to Me

What is Safety Month? I believe it is a time we can reflect on what we have done for the last eleven months. If you are honest with yourself, you know you have taken risks over the past 11 months,

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