Safety and Security News
The Office of Public Safety and Security strives to keep the University of Idaho community, and our statewide partners, informed about policies, procedures and upcoming issues that impact their lives, as well as offer tips and guidelines for addressing safety issues across campus.
Safety and Security News
Posted Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:07:00 -0700
While it may seem rather innocuous sitting in the corner of your garage, a lawn mower is a potentially dangerous piece of equipment that many of us use regularly during the summer. Over 20,000 injuries occur annually from the use of a mower, largely caused by flying debris, and many can be avoided by making some simple preparations before you mow. Read the I-Safety website for additional information to keep yourself and others safe when using a lawn mower. Read more
Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:36:00 -0700
Join Violence Prevention Programs in recognizing Denim Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, on the Commons Plaza, Moscow. Violence Prevention Programs, in conjunction with ASUI, PanHellenic Council and It's On Us will be tabling on the Commons Plaza. Stop by to show your support in person, pick up a sticker, and learn more. Read more
Posted Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0700
We're all familiar with the warnings against feeding animals in our state and national parks. While we don't typically find bears on the Moscow campus, the same constraints apply to the feeding of other animals. Faculty, staff and students are guided by U of I policy (APM 40.22) which notes "Feeding of natural and feral wildlife is prohibited because of ongoing safety and health issues, vermin population increases around campus buildings, and damage to landscape plant materials from increased and non-sustainable animal populations." Read more on the I-Safety webpage.
Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:06:00 -0700
University of Idaho faculty and staff are invited to a 90-minute training session on handling disclosures of interpersonal violence from students at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in the Clearwater Room, Commons, Moscow. Read more
Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:01:00 -0700
Donuts for Drugs is a prescription drug take back day hosted by Vandal Health Education and the Moscow Police Department. Bring your leftover prescription medications in exchange for a free donut! There will also be a chance to win prizes by answering prescription drug trivia. Come to the Commons Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Open to all students, faculty, staff and community members.
Posted Mon, 09 Apr 2018 08:00:00 -0700
As the weather improves and the semester is wrapping up, many people begin to bring out barbecues to celebrate the passing of another academic year and to just enjoy the nice weather. If your unit or recognized student organization chooses to have a barbecue, Environmental Health and Safety wants to help you do so safely. At a minimum, we ask that you notify us of your plans prior to the event. We can assist in finding a safe location, ensure you have a fire extinguisher handy and answer questions about the other requirements for barbecuing on campus, such as restrictions on who may use a grill on campus property. Visit the I-Safety page for more information or call EHS at 111-111-6524. Read more
Posted Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:45:00 -0700
University of Idaho Athletic Director Rob Spear has been put on administrative leave for 60 days while investigators and university leadership work to better understand process failures in reporting sexual assault complaints in 2012 and 2013, what has been done since then, and what should be done in the future. Read more
Posted Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:20:00 -0700
The Report a Safety Concern form now provides users the option to attach an image or picture. Any campus safety concern and/or issue discovered by faculty, students and staff can be reported through the form, anonymously if desired. Submitted forms receive immediate attention and are directed to the appropriate department/unit for review and consideration. Additional information is available on the I-Safety website. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Mar 2018 06:00:00 -0700
It’s officially spring, and the winter studded snow tire season is coming to an end. While these tires are legal in Idaho until the end of April, do you know the removal deadlines in neighboring states? Most are earlier, some are later – read on at I-Safety. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:46:00 -0700
No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something! Green Dot is a bystander Intervention program training participants in techniques to assess and safely intervene in potentially risky situations. Attending a Green Dot training will give you the tools you need to be an empowered bystander and to help measurably reduce interpersonal violence in our community. The last Green Dot training of the semester is 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Lunch is provided! Sign up by email at [email protected] Read more