As the situation with the COVID-19 response develops, it is anticipated that personal protective equipment (PPE) stock will be in high demand and short supply within University Hospitals and Clinics. To bolster available supplies of PPE and provide a reserve, we are asking researchers on campus to provide a listing of needed PPE that they have on hand and would be willing to donate in support of University healthcare operations.
The Laboratory Health and Safety Equipment Fund (LHSEF) is a limited time opportunity to obtain funding for laboratory supplies or equipment necessary to address immediate health and safety needs or non-compliance conditions. The fund is intended to address urgent health and safety needs for which funding is not currently available or for which funding was not requested in the FY20 budgeting process.
The crowd murmured, pondering Saporito’s question. Some agreed 99.99 percent was enough. Others shook their heads. Saporito showed a spread of all of the world’s commercial airline flights. If he applied a 99.99 percent safety rate to the airlines, there would be four fatal crashes per week, he told the crowd.
What happened? A maintenance worker was restocking a shelf when they climbed onto the shelf to place items on the top. The shelving was not properly secured and fell forward onto the employee, injuring them. Rather than seeking needed medical attention the employee tried to clean up the mess. What went right: • EHS was informed of incident in a timely manner • Concerted effort to fix similar issues across campus post incident
Lessons Learned: Hydrochloric Acid Spill A graduate student researcher, working after hours, was moving a new 4-L bottle of concentrated hydrochloric acid from the fume hood cabinet to the fume hood. The bottle slipped from their grasp and shattered, spreading acid and broken glass across the floor...