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Wed, 26 May 2004 10:49:21 -0500
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In this issue of the Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Listserv, May
26, 2004:

1. New SOPs
2. Upcoming Training
3. Working in the Heat


1. New SOPs
EHS has posted new Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) to the website:

   Laboratory Decommissioning

EHS has revised and posted several Safe Operating Procedures (SOPs) to the

   Accident Involving Radioactive Materials or Radiation Producing Devices
   (formally "Radiation Accident")
   Driving Large Passenger Vans

SOPs can be found on the EHS website at <>.

2. Upcoming Training

   X-Ray Safety on June 3 (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
   Radiation Safety Basic Training* on June 1 and 8 (1:00 - 5:00 p.m.)

*NOTE: There is no Radiation Safety Basic Training for the month of July.

3. Working in the Heat

As June approaches, the temperature in Nebraska continues to rise, putting
employees who work outside at a greater risk for heat stress.  To review
your knowledge of working in the heat, answer the following questions:

      A. Perspiration evaporates off the skin and cools the body when it's
            True or False

      B. The most dangerous, and sometimes even fatal, form of heat stress,
            a. Heat cramps
            b. Heat stroke
            c. Heat exhaustion

      C. Heat stroke occurs when:

            a. Body temperature rises to dangerous levels.
            b. The body is drenched in sweat.
            c. Muscle pain develops.

      D. When heat stroke symptoms occur, you should immediately:

            a. Drink fluids.
            b. Call for a doctor and move to a cool place.
            c. Do stretching exercises.

      E. Symptoms of heat stroke include:

            a. Sneezing and coughing.
            b. Chills, high body temperature, and lack of sweating.
            c. High energy levels.

Answers are posted on the EHS web site at