Safety

  • Vanderbilt University

    Faculty Senate meeting minutes for September available online

    Vanderbilt’s Faculty Senate convened on Sept. 12 for its first regular meeting of the academic year. Minutes from the meeting are now available on the Faculty Senate website. Read More

    Oct. 22, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Annual reports on fire safety, security now available

    To comply with the Fire Safety Right-to-Know portion of the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Vanderbilt publishes an annual safety report summarizing fire incidents in Vanderbilt residence halls and Greek houses. See the report online. Copies also may be requested from the Vanderbilt University Police Department, 111 28th… Read More

    Oct. 2, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt dedicates position to protection of minors on campus

    Dawn Riddle, hired in June as director for the protection of minors, will provide training and education, develop and disseminate best practices and coordinate the response to any incidents. Read More

    Sep. 11, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Come to grand opening of Champ’s Corner Store Aug. 29

    Champ's Corner Store at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will host a grand opening celebration Aug. 29, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., on the 2nd floor of Children's Hospital, inside the Junior League Family Resource Center. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Free conference on youth sports safety for parents, coaches, nurses

    Youth coaches, athletic trainers, teachers, school nurses and parents of young athletes are invited to attend the Youth Sports Safety Conference hosted by the Program for Injury Prevention in Youth Sports at Vanderbilt. This informative free event will take place Monday, July 22, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Read More

    Jul. 3, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    SECURITY NOTICE: Attempted robbery off campus

    A graduate student and a friend were sitting at the bus stop at 17th Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue when a male approached them, pointed a handgun at them and demanded money. The student and his friend stated that they did not have any money.  The three then walked… Read More

    Jun. 26, 2013

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    Wall Street Journal: Rail safety and the value of life

    W. Kip Viscusi, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics, and Management, is quoted on an age-old regulatory predicament—namely, whether or not spending to make one thing safe steers money away from addressing a more serious threat elsewhere. Read More

    Jun. 25, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    Children’s Hospital offers playground safety tips for spring

    As the weather finally begins to warm across Middle Tennessee, families may be looking for some outdoor diversions, such as visiting a local park. The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips to keep playground visits safe and injury-free. Read More

    May. 1, 2013

  • Vanderbilt University

    ‘Tip-overs’ cause child injury, death

    (iStockPhotography) Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the United States from televisions tipping over, with a child dying every three weeks, according to a report released today by Safe Kids Worldwide and SANUS.  … Read More

    Dec. 13, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    VUPD earns reaccreditation through CALEA

    Vanderbilt University Police Department has successfully earned reaccreditation through the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Read More

    Dec. 3, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt urges caution during holiday decorating

    Holiday lights and decorations bring an increased potential for injury, especially to young children. Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering a host of tips to keep homes safe and prevent holiday-related injuries. Holiday home safety mishaps account for more than 12,000 emergency… Read More

    Dec. 3, 2012

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    Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt offers toy safety tips for the holiday shopping season

    As parents and relatives hit the stores this holiday season to acquire the hottest gadgets, gizmos and toys, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is offering tips on buying age-appropriate items and avoiding hidden dangers. Read More

    Nov. 20, 2012

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    A message from Chancellor Zeppos: Protection of Minors

    Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos (Vanderbilt University) Dear Vanderbilt Community, Vanderbilt’s mission centers on the principle of community. We believe that each member of our University community plays a valuable role in defining who we are and what we do. We are committed to nurturing and maintaining a positive, productive… Read More

    Oct. 19, 2012

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    Improved patient ‘handover’ process bolsters outcomes

    Patient handovers matter. A lot. That’s the conclusion from Vanderbilt researchers who reviewed three years of patient data and found that major complications occurring within 24 hours after cardiac surgery were cut in half following the adoption of an improved handover process. Read More

    Oct. 18, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Initiatives aim to enhance teen driver safety

    The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is garnering attention for its efforts to reduce motor vehicle-related deaths among young adults. Read More

    Sep. 27, 2012

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    Help defeat bike thieves on campus

    (John Russell/Vanderbilt) A few careful steps could help anyone on the Vanderbilt campus with a bicycle to frustrate thieves who’ve been active this semester, said a Vanderbilt University Police Department official. “The biggest problem is the use of cable or chain locks that are easily broken with… Read More

    Sep. 19, 2012

  • Leapfrog Group gives VUH an ‘A’ for patient safety

    Leapfrog Group gives VUH an ‘A’ for patient safety

    Vanderbilt University Hospital recently earned an “A” Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group, placing VUH among the safest hospitals in the nation. Read More

    Jul. 12, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    A message from the chancellor about child safety at Vanderbilt

    Dear Vanderbilt Community, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos We take great pride in being a safe and healing community. In the wake of recent reports of child sexual abuse on university campuses, Vanderbilt is reviewing our policies and practices for preventing and reporting child abuse, including child sexual abuse. Minors,… Read More

    Apr. 17, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Carbon monoxide poisoning a threat during cold weather

    Temperatures outside have been dropping quickly, so parents need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their homes — carbon monoxide. Poisonings from carbon monoxide (CO) are especially common during cold weather spells, as families increase the use of gas, oil and coal burning appliances. Children process carbon… Read More

    Jan. 12, 2012

  • Vanderbilt University

    Children’s Hospital urges holiday driving caution for teens

    (iStockphoto) Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury and death among teenagers every year, and crash deaths are even higher during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Young drivers, ages 16 to 20, are more likely to crash due to their inexperience. Since parents are the most… Read More

    Dec. 20, 2011