EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The March safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:

Violent weather in Illinois can strike at any time. While we obviously can’t control these natural forces we can plan ahead and prepare for them.

As a National Weather Service Storm Ready Site LLCC is committed to safety and storm readiness and offers the following tips:

  • Monitor the weather and be aware of watches and warnings
  • Have a plan and a survival kit should severe weather strike while you are at home
  • Take a minute to familiarize yourself with emergency evacuation routes and safe areas while away from home

For more information about emergency weather preparedness, click HERE or visit the Environmental Health and Safety Page.

 

SGC February meeting minutes posted

The Shared Governance Council recently held a meeting February 24. The council discussed a recommendation put forth by the Professional Development Team and updates to the SGC Bylaws.  Student Jennifer Duprey presented an issue that has been brought to the attention of the Student Government Association.  Click HERE to read the minutes from the meeting. Minutes of the Shared Governance Council and Teams can be accessed at any time by clicking the Shared Governance tab above.

Minutes from recent Team meetings posted

The Curriculum Team met January 31.  Click HERE to learn about recommendations discussed and approved by the team at this meeting.

The Academic Assessment Team recently approved minutes from their October and November meetings.  View the October minutes to read an update on the e-Portfolio Pilot Program, as well as reports from the Steering Workgroup and the Standardized Testing Workgroup.  All three Workgroups (Steering, Standardized Testing and GEAR) reported at the November meeting. Read about their activities in the Nov. minutes.

SGC Meeting Minutes posted

The Shared Governance Council recently held a meeting Jan. 21. New member Jason Dockter was elected as the Vice Chair to the council.  The council also discussed more updates to the bylaws, making the portal page more user-friendly, and set a consistent meeting time for the the Spring semester. Click HERE to read the minutes of the meeting. Minutes of the Shared Governance Council and teams can be accessed at any time by clicking the Shared Governance tab above.

EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The February safety tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Safety Team:

The cold winter weather means that the cold and flu season is in full swing. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, while similar,
colds and influenza are two different respiratory illnesses.
The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine to prevent against the flu virus.

Read the full article for tips to prevent the spread of colds as well as the flu!

Minutes posted for December SGC and Team Meetings

At the Dec. 2nd Professional Development Team meeting, a discussion was held regarding the membership and purpose of the team. A recommendation was drafted to change the team charter. Click HERE for more details.

The Shared Governance Council held a meeting Dec. 3, at which they approved recent updates to the Bylaws, welcomed new members and elected Cynthia Maskey, dean, Health Professions, as the new Chair.  View the full minutes to read about other items discussed.

At the Dec. 4th meeting, the Cultural Awareness Team reviewed the feedback from the Institutional Improvement Day survey and discussed the use of this information.  Click HERE for the full minutes.

 

Minutes from recent Team meetings posted

The Curriculum Team met Nov. 15.  View the minutes to learn about recommendations discussed and approved by the team at this meeting.

The Environmental Health & Safety team met Nov. 18.  Topics dicussed include smoking areas on campus, handling suspected drug/alcohol use and concerns regarding after-hour radio communication between Police and Facilities Departments. Click HERE to view the full minutes.

 

EHST Safety Tip of the Month

The December/January Safety Tip brought to you by the Environmental Health & Saftey Team:

Wintertime snow, ice and cold temperatures bring an increased risk of injury. Now is the time to start thinking what you can do to minimize the risk of personal injury in the winter months ahead.

Snow and ice on the pavement:

  • Watch for areas where ice tends to form.
  • Limit walking to designated walkways as much as possible. Do not take shortcuts over snow piles and in areas where snow and ice removal are not feasible.

Working in cold temperatures:

  • Wear layers of loose clothing and avoid tight clothing, as it can restrict blood circulation.
  • Make sure to properly cover your ears, face, hands and feet.

Read the full article for even more tips for dealing with these cold weather conditions.