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Green Belt project tracks safety problems on campus, leads to improvements

Words tell a story, right? Not always. Depending on what you are trying to convey, data can be more meaningful than words. “You could say, ‘I feel this or that is the case,’ but is it true? Let the data tell the story,” says Eric Kloss, director of Risk Management and Safety (RMS…

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New permit process begins for setup of stages, tents and canopies

Beginning June 1, 2018, all departments, organizations and groups that plan to setup a stage, tent, or canopy on campus will need to complete the Application for Stages, Tents, and Canopies form 30 days before the event. The application form is available on the Risk Management and Safety website, and can be submitted via email to riskman@nd.edu.

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New permit system restricts driving on sidewalks

In order to preserve the safe and pedestrian-friendly nature of the Notre Dame campus, the University has instituted a permit system to restrict vehicle operation on sidewalks and pathways. Only permitted vehicles are allowed to use sidewalks to conduct approved University business.…

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Recognizing the importance of safety on campus

Vice President of Campus Safety and Event Management Mike Seamon addressed faculty and staff at the recognition luncheon. At the last Town Hall meetings in the fall, Executive Vice President John Affleck-Graves highlighted the University’s effort to reduce injuries across campus. Over the last year, Notre Dame has made significant strides to improve the safety of campus for faculty, staff, students, and visitors. In fact, ensuring the safety of campus will always be the University’s top priority.…

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Creating a culture of safety

The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is the foundation for all our goals at the University of Notre Dame. Everyone plays a role in ensuring a safe work environment. Over the past four years, the University has made significant progress on decreasing the number of work-related, recordable safety incidents. Eric Kloss, director of Risk Management and Safety, directs two safety committees which are helping to create a culture of safety on campus. These committees focus their efforts on laboratory safety and general campus safety. The Laboratory Safety Advisory Committee, chaired by Patrick Fay, professor of electrical engineering, has been developing and revising laboratory safety standards. The committee, which is comprised of 16 members from the academic and operations units of campus, has made significant improvements in laboratory safety including improving or creating numerous lab safety programs, developing and overseeing our lab safety assessment process for approximately 600 labs, and revising the laboratory safety training process.…