Company Falsified Safety Reporting: 3 dead, $9.5M in Penalties

March 8, 2017 by Herald and News New Orleans, L.A. — An oil industry service company has agreed to pay $9.5 million in connection with a Gulf of Mexico explosion that killed three workers. The penalties are for false reporting of safety inspections and Clean Water Act violations. The penalties against Houston-based Wood Group PSN were … Continue reading

$1.75M fine in Goodyear safety settlement following 4 worker deaths

February 21, 2016 by Fred Hosier Safety and OSHA News Morgantown, W.Va. — Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in connection with four separate incidents at its Danville, VA, plant that claimed the lives of four workers. The Danville facility employs about 2,200 workers and manufactures aviation and specialty tires. The Virginia … Continue reading

OSHA fines go up again in 2017

February 21, 2016 by Fred Hosier Safety and OSHA News Morgantown W.Va. — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the increases which take effect with any citations issued after Jan. 13, 2017, even if the inspection occurred on an earlier date. Here’s the breakdown: maximum repeat and willful: $126,749 (was $124,709) maximum serious and other-than-serious: … Continue reading

Faculty and staff urged to opt in to emergency alert system

August 19, 2016 by WVU Emergency Information Morgantown W.Va. — To improve communication in the event of a campus emergency, faculty and staff are urged to opt in to the WVU emergency alert system. Emergency alerts are sent only when there is an imminent threat to the health or safety of the on-campus community, or when … Continue reading

Environmental, Health and Safety revises procedure for potable water disruptions

July 11, 2016 by WVU Environmental, Health and Safety Morgantown W.Va. — WVU Environmental, Health and Safety has revised its Potable Water Disruption procedure. The purpose of the document is to provide individuals responding to facility potable water disruptions with a document that provides clear and concise information pertaining to these types of events as well … Continue reading

Laboratory Fume Hood/Canopy Use and Maintenance Program

May 16, 2016 by WVU Environmental Health and Safety News Morgantown, W.Va. — WVU Environmental, Health and Safety has revised its laboratory fume hood/canopy use program. The purpose of the program is to help ensure the proper selection, installation, use and maintenance of this equipment. Click here to download the Laboratory Fume Hood/Canopy Use and … Continue reading

WVU and greater Morgantown earn “Safe Communities” accredidation

April 15, 2016 by WVU Today Morgantown, W.Va. — Safety is a constant concern for local governments and university administrators. Residents, students and their parents, and visitors expect a safer environment on campuses and across the community. A coalition of community members from West Virginia University, the City of Morgantown and Monongalia County came together in … Continue reading

Compressed Gas Safety Program

April 4, 2016 by WVU Environmental Health and Safety News Morgantown, W.Va. — Environmental Health and Safety has posted a new compressed gas cylinder safety program. The program provides safe guidance and mandatory information on  methods for care, use, and storage of compressed gases to assure safety of WVU faculty, staff, students and the public. The … Continue reading

WVU recommendations for severe weather events

March 21, 2016 by WVU Safety What to do when: You receive an emergency warning message From WVU: If you haven’t subscribed to WVU emergency text messages, you can do so at From Monongalia County or other media sources – FYI: Monongalia County Security Emergency Management will launch a free app for smartphones alter … Continue reading

WVU updates indoor air quality program

February 22, 2016 – Mountaineer ENews Morgantown, W.Va. – WVU Environmental, Health and Safety has revised its Indoor Air Quality Program. The purpose of this program is to establish written procedures to assist in preventing indoor air quality issues, and to respond appropriately when they occur.\ Updated procedures here.

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Each winter in West Virginia, home fires increase steadily between the months of November and April. With people spending more time indoors, the risk of fire due to misuse or malfunction of heating equipment rises as well. By following some of the following precautionary steps, you can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire … Continue reading

Holiday Safety Guidelines

Environmental Health and Safety has a few fire safety guidelines for holiday decorations on campus. Your cooperation will help make this a safe and joyous season for everyone. Christmas Trees: Cut trees are not allowed. Trees with a root system or bulb are fine; please remember to water them regularly. Artificial trees must have Underwriters … Continue reading

NRCCE staff encouraged to sign-up for free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course

August 24, 2015 – NRCCE News Morgantown, W.Va. – NRCCE employees are encouraged to register for a free WVU First Aid/CPR/AED course sponsored by WVU Environmental Health and Safety.  Staff will be given release time to attend but will need to coordinate with their supervisors.  Seats are available for the following dates: First Aid/CPR/AED Training … Continue reading

WVU First Aid Kit Requirements

October 5, 2015.  By WVU Environmental Health & Safety This information pertains to the content, placement, and usage of first aid kits in all West Virginia University buildings and facilities. References to activating EMS by dialing 911 may have different applicability throughout the state. Each campus or office is responsible to determine their local emergency … Continue reading