Safety and Security News
The Office of Public Safety and Security strives to keep the University of Idaho community, and our statewide partners, informed about policies, procedures and upcoming issues that impact their lives, as well as offer tips and guidelines for addressing safety issues across campus.
Safety and Security News
Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:42:00 -0800Weather during the winter and spring months can lead to water damage to buildings and the contents inside. Environmental Health and Safety, Risk and Facilities urge all university locations to inspect property and report large snow loads, frost heaves, cracks or fissures that drain snow melt into unwanted areas and freezing of pipes. A water leak is an emergency – do not rely on voicemail. Report concerns immediately to Facilities 208-885-6246 or Security 208-885-7054. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/i-safety. Read more
Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:17:00 -0800The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 23-24, 2018. Due to the high amount of vehicular traffic and pedestrians on campus, some streets and parking lots will have restrictions during the festival. Read more
Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:37:00 -0800QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidence-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. The next training is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 16, in the Aurora Room of the Idaho Commons. Read more
Posted Tue, 06 Feb 2018 12:15:00 -0800February cycling requires additional caution due to residual gravel and sand on pathways and streets. Traction material on campus is usually cleaned up during spring break, so please be extra vigilant the next several weeks whether you're on foot or being a safe bicyclist. Got a safety question or concern? Be sure to check out the new I-Safety page. Read more
Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:20:00 -0800University of Idaho faculty, staff, students and retirees who haven't enrolled in multifactor authentication provided by Duo Security will automatically be prompted to enroll when logging in to any U of I authenticated web application, such as VandalWeb, university email and BBLearn. Duo enrollment is required to access U of I systems and accounts. Read more
Posted Wed, 31 Jan 2018 12:12:00 -0800Flash floods and rising waters can occur quickly and are not uncommon on the Palouse this time of year. Please be wise about your actions when weather reports predict the possibility of this happening. Please report any creek blockages you notice on campus by contacting U of I Facilities during normal business hours and Security Services after hours and on the weekends. As always, in an emergency situation, call 911. Read more
Posted Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:25:00 -0800The next Green Dot training for faculty and staff is 3:30-4:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, in the Commons Horizon Room in Moscow. The Green Dot Overview introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture that students and colleagues exist within. Read more
Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 14:16:00 -0800New this week: The Administration Building north entrance is now open; the east main foyer is nearing completion. To learn more, go to uidaho.edu/infrastructure/updates. For questions and/or concerns, please contact Facilities at 208-885-6246, email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the online Report a Safety Concern form.
Posted Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:41:00 -0800The Office of Public Safety and Security (OPSS) is proud to announce that U of I Risk Manager Nancy Spink is now an abuse prevention expert and has become a Certified Praesidium Guardian.™
To obtain this credential, Spink completed a robust certification process including online preparation activities; a three-day instructor-led workshop; and a Work and Learn Assignment, an individually designed skills application exercise. Read more
Posted Mon, 22 Jan 2018 14:25:00 -0800QPR training will be offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Commons Aurora Room, Moscow and is open to faculty, staff and students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of suicide, offer hope and get help and save a life.