1. Walk Like a Penguin to Prevent Winter Slips, Trips and Falls

    Written on November 24, 2015

    Over half of all reported slips, trips and falls at UW-Madison occur during the winter months of November through February. The total incurred direct cost for these injuries in 2012 was $270,000. Indirect costs are estimated at a minimum of five times the direct cost (approximately $1,350,000 for the year 2012). 

  2. Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week 2015

    Written on April 06, 2015

    The week of April 13-17, 2015, has been designated Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Wisconsin Emergency Management and the five National Weather Service Forecast Offices that service Wisconsin are asking that everyone take time to go over their safety plans so that they will be ready when severe weather strikes. 

  3. Campus Pesticide Use & Stormwater Access

    Written on May 05, 2014

    With the warmer spring weather, many of us are enjoying spending ore time outdoors, planting gardens and caring for landscape and turf areas. EH&S would like to take this opportunity to remind faculty, staff, students and visitors of the University's pesticide use policy and stormwater management goals. 

  4. Flushable? Think Again.

    Written on November 19, 2013

    What we put down our drains and toilets can negatively impact our environment and put our health at risk. Even items labeled "flushable" can clog pipes, tangle pumps and result in messy and costly sewer backups.