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Increase personal safety through self defense

PULLMAN – Learn personal risk reduction and self defense techniques from trained professionals at University Recreation’s Self Defense and Personal Safety class March 8 and 9. The Self Defense and Personal Safety classes are based on RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) curriculum. RAD is a nationally recognized self defense and personal safety course. This two day […]

Power outages raise food safety concerns

PULLMAN  –  Many food products exposed to flood water or that can’t be properly refrigerated due to power outages may be unsafe and should be discarded, according to two Washington State University food safety experts.  “I know it may seem wasteful, but improperly refrigerated foods or those exposed to flood water can be a source […]

Research shows drop in proper restraints

PULLMAN – Washingtonians may lead the nation in buckling up when they drive, but recent research at WSU shows the state’s drivers are not nearly so conscientious when it comes to providing proper child safety restraints for the children riding with them. Just last month, a study conducted by the Washington Traffic Safety Commission showed […]

Supplemental budget request itemized

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents. Operating Budget • Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000 The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, […]

WSU hosts Environmental Health and Safety Conference

The Fourth Annual Washington State University Environmental Health & Safety Conference and Award Ceremony will be held Oct. 4 at the Schweitzer Engineering Event Center, 1825 Schweitzer Drive. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. to allow conference participants to interact with various WSU and community service organizations. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch […]

Environmental health & safety conference

Everyone is welcome to attend the 4th Annual WSU Environmentaln Health & Safety Conference and Award Ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Schweitzer Engineering Event Center located at 1825 Schweitzer Drive in Pullman.    Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for conference participants to collect information from and interact with various WSU and community organizations […]

Annual nursing scholar event

Internationally known scholar and patient safety advocate Ada Sue Hinshaw, PhD, RN, FAAN, will be the featured speaker at the 2007 Thelma L. Cleveland Visiting Scholar event hosted by the WSU Intercollegiate College of Nursing on Thursday, October 4, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in the Phase 1 Auditorium (room 122) on the Riverpoint Campus. […]

Safety and training stressed among international students

“We always think about the safety of our students,” said Candace Chenoweth, director of Education Abroad. “We have an excellent record. The number of incidents involving our students has been very small when you consider that anything can happen in this world.” Over the last five years, Chenoweth explained, WSU students have been involved in fewer than a […]

Symposium to discuss defending the food supply

Recent national outbreaks of Salmonella linked to lettuce and tomatoes and E. coli from bagged spinach highlight the challenges of protecting the food supply from accidental contamination. The food industry is also mindful of the need for systems to protect against the potential for intentional contamination. Two nationally known food security experts will conduct a […]

Safety conference to be held Oct. 3

WSU Environmental Health and Safety will host the 2006 annual conference, Safety Committees: Keys to Success, 1-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, at the Gladish Community Center in Pullman. WSU Provost Robert Bates and keynote speaker Leonard Mees of Health Innovators International will be featured. More information and registration, visit