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The U.S. Fire Administration reports that 89,200 fires occurred in non-residential buildings in 2009, resulting in 90 fatalities, 1500 injuries, and over 2.7 Billion in dollar loss.  The best way to prevent these deadly fires from occurring is by eliminating the possible fire hazards.  You are responsible for fire prevention at work for your safety […]

Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker, matching the physical requirements of the job with the physical capacity of the worker. Ergonomics recognizes the capabilities, differences, and limitations of individuals, and adjusts the work tools, work process, or work environment accordingly. Employees can play an important role in ergonomics by being […]

1.    Observe and follow all posted safety notices. 2.    The use of any tobacco product in any form is prohibited on all Nicholls State University properties including the main campus, Duhe Building, Chauvin Gardens, etc. 3.    No fighting or horseplay allowed in the work area or classroom. 4.    Know where fire extinguishers are located and […]

  How to Refer a Distressed Student The college years can be stressful for many. While most students cope adequately with the challenges these years bring, some students find the various pressures of life unmanageable or unbearable, and this interferes with learning. As faculty, teaching assistants, or staff you may encounter distressed students.  Many of […]

Fire Safety Awareness Every fall season as we turn our clocks backwards one hour, should serve as a reminder to replace all batteries in smoke alarms.  Tragedies can be prevented simply by testing and maintaining your smoke alarms, as well as practicing a fire escape plan.  All smoke alarms in your home should be tested […]

1. Observe and follow all posted safety notices. 2. No fighting or horseplay allowed in the work area or classroom. 3. Know where fire extinguishers are located and how to use them. 4. Know designated evacuation routes from your office, floor and building. 5. Know emergency phone numbers or access to them. 6. Report all […]

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLAN   Introduction The purpose of the Nicholls State University Hurricane Emergency Plan is to provide a detailed summary of the steps deemed necessary to secure the university and protect property and lives in the event of an approaching hurricane. The plan is available to all university employees and members […]

Most of us are very experienced walkers. After all, we’ve been walking almost all of our lives. So why is it that simply putting one foot in front of the other to get from place to place results in so many injuries? After all, slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries, both […]

  How long can influenza virus remain viable on objects (such as books and doorknobs)? Studies have shown that influenza virus can survive on environmental surfaces and can infect a person for 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on the surface. Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you […]

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY HURRICANE EMERGENCY PLAN   Introduction The purpose of the Nicholls State University Hurricane Emergency Plan is to provide a detailed summary of the steps deemed necessary to secure the university and protect property and lives in the event of an approaching hurricane. The plan is available to all university employees and members […]

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