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 Sun, 27 May 2018 20:02:00 -0700
When clearing out an office space or other room for any reason, it may be tempting to place items in corridors while you work. However, objects in corridors narrow the path for exiting the building and can be particularly problematic in the case of an emergency evacuation. Read more
Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 13:08:00 -0700
Maintaining our beautiful campus landscaping is an ongoing, year-round project for Facilities. Tree work done by the arboriculture team is an essential part of keeping these trees in good condition to minimize the chance of limbs or even whole trees coming down unexpectedly. During this work, you need to take sensible precautions to keep yourself injury-free. Read on at I-Safety to see what you should watch for and do when you encounter this work as a pedestrian or driver. Read more
Posted Fri, 11 May 2018 10:30:00 -0700
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. The training is 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Panorama Room, Commons, Moscow. Pre-registration is available at www.uidaho.edu/qpr. Read more
Posted Mon, 07 May 2018 14:37:00 -0700
Western States Fire Protection will be on campus to complete our annual inspection/testing of the wet and dry sprinkler systems Monday through Friday, May 14-18, 2018. They will be here several times throughout the summer. No disruption to normal services is expected. Any questions can be directed to Facilities at 208-885-6246. Read more
Posted Thu, 03 May 2018 09:20:00 -0700
Mental Health Month has been observed since 1949 and seeks to reduce stigma, increase awareness, and offer education and trainings in mental health topics. This year, Vandal Health Education and the Counseling and Testing Center are observing Mental Health Month with opportunities for faculty and staff to be trained to respond to mental health concerns. Trainings include Mental Health First Aid and QPR. Learn more. Read more
Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:47:00 -0700
Leaving for summer? Retiring? Moving? No matter why you are leaving, there are special considerations when leaving a laboratory. Whether you are the principal investigator or a manager of principal investigators, you need to know about the required laboratory decommissioning procedures. Read on at I-Safety for more information.
Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:07:00 -0700
While it may seem rather innocuous sitting in the corner of your garage, a lawn mower is a potentially dangerous piece of equipment that many of us use regularly during the summer. Over 20,000 injuries occur annually from the use of a mower, largely caused by flying debris, and many can be avoided by making some simple preparations before you mow. Read the I-Safety website for additional information to keep yourself and others safe when using a lawn mower. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:36:00 -0700
Join Violence Prevention Programs in recognizing Denim Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, on the Commons Plaza, Moscow. Violence Prevention Programs, in conjunction with ASUI, PanHellenic Council and It's On Us will be tabling on the Commons Plaza. Stop by to show your support in person, pick up a sticker, and learn more. Read more
Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0700
We're all familiar with the warnings against feeding animals in our state and national parks. While we don't typically find bears on the Moscow campus, the same constraints apply to the feeding of other animals. Faculty, staff and students are guided by U of I policy (APM 40.22) which notes "Feeding of natural and feral wildlife is prohibited because of ongoing safety and health issues, vermin population increases around campus buildings, and damage to landscape plant materials from increased and non-sustainable animal populations." Read more on the I-Safety webpage.
Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:06:00 -0700
University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to a 90-minute training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Clearwater Room, Commons, Moscow. Read more