New student group, IU Public Safety Partners, meeting at IU Bloomington

Indiana University Bloomington students interested in social justice, safety communication, or careers in fields of law enforcement, emergency & safety management or public health should stop by the call-out meeting Tuesday for IU Public Safety Partners, held at 6:30 p.m. at the IMU in State Room East.

Spring break and Zika virus: What you should know

Zika virus continues to raise alarms and is of particular concern to women who are pregnant or who could become pregnant. Michael Jenson, director of IU Environmental Health and Safety, discusses precautions that can be taken if traveling to an affected area over Spring Break or for other upcoming travels.

PPE fashionistas: The picture of safety

IU Environmental Health and Safety is pleased to introduce our PPE Top Models. Chris Collins and his furry partner Tery, with the Indiana University Police Department Bloomington, received nearly one in four votes, earning the title of PPE Top Models for PPE Fashion Week: Personal Protective Equipment IU-Style.

Vote — and stock up

Have you voted for PPE Top Model? Please use our ballot, where you’ll see pictures of more than 70 Indiana University employees – and one police dog – wearing personal protective equipment that helps protect them on the job. And then consider stashing some of the PPE, such as gloves and hard hats, at home to keep you and your family safer during chores or disasters.

From construction-style to lab-style, PPE is all the fashion at IU

Personal protective equipment may not seem like Haute Couture, but wearing the correct PPE at work could mean the difference between a productive day and sliced fingers or burning eyes. Learn more about PPE Fashion Week at IU, Nov. 9-13.

Raising IU’s risk IQ

What sorts of events or circumstances threaten Indiana University’s ability to satisfy its core missions? That is, what sorts of conditions would dramatically reduce our ability to teach, conduct research, and serve the community? Who knows? Well, thanks to the efforts of Merri Beth Lavagnino, university leadership is gaining a good understanding of how to think in those terms.

Health officials: ‘It is by no means too late to get a flu shot’

The number of influenza cases across the country and state continue to be high so IU health officials are asking students and staff to take preventive measures, which include getting a flu shot even though the vaccine is less effective this year. Vaccines are available at the IU Health Center on the Bloomington campus, IUPUI Campus Health, and at several other IU campuses.

Perks of working with safety, public health and security experts — very cool gift tips

If, like me, you’re still shopping, my colleagues at Indiana University Public Safety and Institutional Assurance have offered some great suggestions — in various price ranges – for gifts that make thoughtful picks any time of the year.

Pitch-in cuisine: You gotta know when to chill it, know when to toss it …

The holiday season is a time of family, festivities and, of course, food, often in the form of pitch-ins (a.k.a. potlucks, buffets). But leaving food out for hours leaves the door open for uninvited guests: bacteria that could cause foodborne illnesses. Experts from IUPUI and IU Bloomington offer food safety tips for keeping the focus on the fun.

It’s time to be extra careful about the spread of viruses and “bugs”

This time of year is synonymous with colds, viruses and other nasty “bugs” that can make you sick. In addition to getting a flu vaccine, it’s a good time to review basic health and hygiene practices that can help protect against numerous illnesses.