Safety Bulletin 014

This edition of the FP&M Safety Bulletin focuses on a single instance of body positioning. 

Being the week of Thanksgiving, we thought it fitting to talk about safety related to cooking your bird.  Tips to help prevent fried turkey accidents:

  • Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  • Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that mixes into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  • Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  • Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it’s in use.
  • Leave two feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  • Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that’s 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  • Never leave fryers unattended.
  • Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  • Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  • Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep an “ABC” or grease-rated fire extinguisher close by. Do not to use water or a garden hose on a fire related to Turkey Fryers.
  • Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  • Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.

Make sure you know the safety involved in whatever method you choose for cooking your bird — Have a safe holiday!

For more information, consult Safety Bulletin 014 or visit the Safety page.

Safety Bulletin 012

This edition of the FP&M Safety Bulletin focuses on several instances of body positioning as well as an instance of a worker being struck by an object.

And remember…there is a suitable tool for just about everything. Here’s an example of a tool that could have prevented a hand injury.

Stake Driver
Stake Driver

For more information, consult Safety Bulletin 012 or visit the Safety page.

Safety Bulletin 011

This edition of the FP&M Safety Bulletin focuses on body positioning and the proper use of equipment

When moving around campus, please continue to pay extra attention to pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles:

  • Stop for pedestrians at crosswalks.
  • Slow down and obey the posted speed limit.
  • Yield to pedestrians and cyclists when turning.
  • Look over your left shoulder before opening your door.
  • Be careful when passing stopped vehicles.
  • Allow three feet when passing bicyclists.

For more information, consult Safety Bulletin 011 or visit the Safety page.

Flu Shots at 30 N. Mills Street

University Health Service (UHS) is hosting a series of flu shot clinics this fall at locations all over campus. You can attend any of these clinics, including the session scheduled at 30 N. Mills Street:

Flu Shot Clinic

October 3, 2018
30 N. Mills St. Room 308 (Meadow)

Important Details

  • No appointment is needed.
  • Employee flu shot clinics are not available for spouses/partners or children.
  • Bring your health insurance card. If you have Anthem-Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Dean Care, Group Health Cooperative, Humana, Physicians Plus, WPS, Arise Health Plan, WEA Trust, United Healthcare, or Quartz, payment will be processed directly to your health insurance provider.
  • Otherwise, there will be a $34 fee for the shot (payable by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard).

For the complete list of flu shot clinics on campus, visit UHS:

Safety Bulletin 010

This edition of the FP&M Safety Bulletin focuses on body positioning and line of fire hazards. Are you following standard operating procedures, Safety Data Sheet recommendations, and departmental policies?

For more information, consult Safety Bulletin 010 or visit the Safety page.

Safety Bulletin 009

This edition of the FP&M Safety Bulletin focuses on proper load lifting and hazard awareness. Remember to dig deeper before taking action by asking two important questions:

  • What are the possible consequences of this activity?
  • What is the likelihood of an incident if we proceed as planned?

For more information, consult Safety Bulletin 009 or visit the Safety page.

CPR/AED and First Aid Training

Brought to you by FP&M and the Division of Recreational Sports, this CPR/AED and First Aid training is a 4-hour session that teaches ways to recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac and breathing emergencies. Participants will also learn ways to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill adult until more advanced medical personnel become available.

By successfully completing this course, you will receive a valid two-year Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certification.

Space is limited to 12 people in each session and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Available Sessions

FP&M First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Natatorium (Room 2204)
2000 Observatory Drive
Seats: 12

FP&M First Aid/CPR/AED Training
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Natatorium (Room 2204)
2000 Observatory Drive
Seats: 12

To register

  1. Complete the FP&M Request Form for Physical Plant or Non-Physical Plant.
  2. Submit the form to your supervisor for approval.
  3. After approval, your supervisor will scan/email the signed form to FP&M Training email account (
  4. We will send attendees registration confirmation email.

Please feel free to contact Kong Thao (; 608-263-3049) if you have any questions.

Safety Bulletin 008

This edition of the FP&M Safety Bulletin focuses on body positioning. If so much force is required that you are hurting yourself, something is probably wrong. Stop and re-evaluate body, tool, and material positioning.

For more information, consult Safety Bulletin 008 or visit the Safety page.