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Free Workshop on Tourniquet Use, Trauma Kits May 28

photograph of a trauma kit attached to a support column in Nelyand Stadium

Trauma kit located in Neyland Stadium

UT Environmental Health and Safety is offering a free course for the campus community on how to use tourniquets and ‘Stop the Bleed’ trauma kits on Tuesday, May 28. Whether it’s an injury from lawn care or a more serious scenario like an active shooter, participants will learn how to stop arterial bleeding—bleeding from arms and legs—a critical skill that could help save someone’s life before professional help arrives. They also will learn how to apply pressure to wounds on the head and torso.

The 1:30 to 3 p.m. workshop will be held at the UT Visitor’s Center, 2712 Neyland Drive. It is open to UT students, faculty and staff.

To participate, email Suzanne Rimmer at

A UT Medical Center emergency room registered nurse will lead the class.

UT is part of the nationwide effort to empower bystanders to help save lives in bleeding emergencies. There are over 70 automated external defibrillators on campus, all of which have Stop the Bleed kits. Additionally, large assembly buildings including Neyland Stadium, Thompson-Boling Arena, the Student Union and Hodges Library have large trauma kits with multiple tourniquets.

National Work Zone Awareness Week

A Construction Zone is no stranger at the University of Tennessee. Several new buildings are taking shape or are already beginning to serve a new generation of users. Driving through construction zones, whether on campus (or off) poses one of the greatest risks in the workplace. Vehicle related accidents are the number one cause of death in the workplace. EHS would like to encourage you to slow down and drive carefully through or near construction areas. Drive as though you are driving through your own workplace. After all, this is where the UT community lives, learns, and works. In other words…

“Drive Like You Work Here”

Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones.

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Consider visiting the official website of the National Work Zone Awareness Week.

BioRAFT is Here: Join a Setup Workshop in April

Whether you work in a laboratory, academic shop area, art studio, or maker space, Environmental Health and Safety wants to help you meet all of your safety needs. UT is launching BioRAFT, a cloud-based software solution that will assist in meeting those needs and is the replacement for the old chemical inventory system.

Now that our early adopters have completed their setups, we are releasing BioRAFT to departments incrementally. There are three waves on March 25th, April 1st, and April 8th. You will be notified via email for your setup week, and you will receive a quick start guide with that notification. Non-laboratory groups will follow later.

Need help with your setup or do you have other questions? EHS will host workshops in April.

See the schedule here:BioRAFT Setup Workshops-April 2019


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