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environmental health and safety

New working group to assess environmental health and safety at Vanderbilt

Mar. 8, 2019—Goals of the working group will include planning for an institution-wide laser safety program, compiling inventories of lab and non-lab spaces and equipment, and defining required training for university personnel.

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Environmental Health and Safety’s Wheaton retires

Jun. 7, 2018—If you chat with Bob Wheaton, executive director of Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety, for a few minutes, it quickly becomes clear he’s not from around here.

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Campaign seeks to bolster biosafety practices

Oct. 2, 2014—Recent lapses in the handling of highly toxic and pathogenic materials at several federal laboratories have prompted the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to announce a new biosafety stewardship initiative.

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Vanderbilt Police establishes new emergency preparedness unit

Apr. 19, 2013—The Vanderbilt University Police Department has established a new unit dedicated to preparing for and managing emergency situations, such as those related to severe weather, large special events, dignitary visits and Vanderbilt sporting events and concerts.

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Vanderbilt to test new tornado siren

Mar. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt University is upgrading its outdoor tornado siren system and will conduct a one-minute test of the siren at noon on Saturday, March 16.

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Take caution: National Weather Service forecasts near-record heat in coming days

Jun. 27, 2012—The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement regarding the high temperatures expected to impact much of Middle Tennessee in the coming days. The NWS says triple-digit temperatures will begin Thursday and continue through the weekend, with no significant chances of rain in sight. A large dome of high pressure is forecast to...

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Vanderpool earns Certified Emergency Manager credential

Mar. 2, 2012—Johnny Vanderpool, emergency preparedness coordinator for Vanderbilt Environmental Health and Safety at Vanderbilt University, was among 65 candidates approved by the IAEM USA-Certification Commission to receive the Certified Emergency Manager credential. The CEM is the highest honor of professional achievement available from the International Association of Emergency Managers, which has in its membership more than...

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It’s Severe Weather Awareness Week: Are you storm ready?

Feb. 16, 2012—Severe weather at Vanderbilt – do you know what to do? The third week in February, Feb. 20-24, is Severe Weather Awareness Week and a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community. The National Weather Service tracked 113 tornadoes in Tennessee in 2011, a record number...

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New emergency preparedness office launched

Sep. 12, 2011—The new office will focus on equipping the campus community in the event of an emergency.

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