Caught in the act of safety

Eric Weber

Eric Weber, associate professor of mathematics, won a gift card when he was "caught in the act" of safety -- using a bike helmet and designated bike lanes on campus -- by the EH&S safety team on Tuesday. Contributed photo.

June is National Safety Month and Environmental Health and Safety staff members are taking the celebration across campus. An EH&S safety team is roaming campus all month, looking for daily examples of safe behavior in the workplace. Faculty, staff and students "caught in the act" of safety will win prizes, such as ISU Dining gift cards.

Even if you don't get caught, individuals can participate in a "Safety Selfie" scavenger hunt by submitting five shots (from a list of eight qualifying possibilities) via Facebook, Twitter (#NSM14) or email. Five scavenger hunt winners will be selected daily, June 9-13.

Each week, EH&S will focus its messaging on specific safety issues:

  • June 2: Prescription drug abuse
  • June 9: Slips, trips and falls
  • June 16: Awareness of surroundings
  • June 23: Distracted driving
  • June 30: Summer safety

EH&S will post updates, information and winners on its website and Facebook and Twitter (@IowaStateUEHS) accounts.