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Wed, 22 Sep 2004 13:45:30 -0500
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In this issue of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Listserv,
September 22, 2004:

1. National Fire Prevention Week
2. Upcoming Safety Training


1. National Fire Prevention Week

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced October 3 -
9, 2004 is National Fire Prevention Week.  The theme for this year’s
campaign is “It’s Fire Prevention Week: Test Your Smoke Alarms.”

Facts on smoke alarms:

   Since the 1970's, when smoke alarms first became widely available to
   households in the United States, the home fire death rate has been
   reduced by half.
   Nineteen of every 20 homes (95%) in the U.S. have at least one smoke
   More than half of home fire deaths result from fires in the 5% of homes
   with no smoke alarms.

For more information, visit the NFPA website at <>.

Note: Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) can provide Fire Extinguisher
Training for individual departments.  For information, contact EHS at (402)

2. Upcoming Safety Training

Environmental Health and Safety has scheduled the following training

Radiation Safety Basic Training - October 5 and 12 @ 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Dry Ice/Infectious Materials Shipper Training (IATA)* - October 6 @ 1:00
p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
X-ray Training - October 7 @ 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Supervisor Training* - October 20 @ 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*Registration required.

Training sessions will be held in the EHS Training Room at 3630 East Campus
Loop.  For more information or to register for a session, contact EHS at
(42) 472-4925 or <[log in to unmask]>.