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Vol 1 Issue #12 December, 2010

Needed-- EHS Student Assistant

Currently seeking strong, enthusiastic individual currently majoring in or having knowledge of Chemestry and MSDS processes. Individual must be a Current KSU Student in good accademic standing. No prior experience neccessary but is prefered. Click here to fill out an application.

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EHS - General

Tel: 770-499-3321
Fax: 770-420-4363

Campus Emergency

Dial - 6666


Executive Director

Mr. Gerald Donaldson, REM

Risk Manager

Eutopia Johnson, MBA

Chemical Safety Manager

Ms. Vanessa Biggers

Environmental Manager

Mr. Stephen Ndiritu, MS

Operations Coordinator

Mr. Lionel Elder

Administrative Associate

Ms. Natalie Higgins, BS

Student Assistant

Ms. Leslie Davis

Student Assistant

Miss Brittany Rhoades

Work Study

Mr. David Harrell

Holiday Fire Safety

FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security would like to remind you that each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances of becoming a holiday fire casualty.

  • Select a tree that is sticky to the touch and does not drop very many needles when the trunk is bounced on the ground. If it does lose needles it is most often dried out and a fire hazard.
  • Do not place your tree close to a heat source, drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree, put your live tree up for longer than two weeks, and DO keep the tree stand filled with water at all times.
  • Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or woodburning stove. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly. The best way to dispose of your tree is by taking it to a recycling center or having it hauled away by a community pick-up service. This is the same for wrapping paper.
  • Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory. Do Not Leave Holiday Lights on Unattended.
  • Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Make sure to periodically check the wires - they should not be warm to the touch.
  • All decorations should be nonflammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents.
  • Avoid Using Lit Candles
  • If you do use them, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down. Never leave the house with candles burning.
  • Never Put Lit Candles on a Tree
  • Have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. Know when and how to call for help. And remember to practice your home escape plan.

Crime Safety During the Holiday Season

This holiday season EHS would like to remind you to stay alert and be aware of everything around you. Take a minute to observe who may be watching you.

  • When you are out, park in a highly visible well-lighted space. It may be daylight when you arrive at your destination, but when you come out at 5 or 6 P.M. it will be dark.
  • Lock your vehicle both when driving and parked.
  • Carry your purse close to your bodyand put a wallet in an inside coat or front pants pocket, and do not carry large sums of cash.
  • Have your car keys in your hand and be ready to open the car door immediately and always know where you parked.
  • Keep all shopping backs, packages, etc out of sight.
  • Look inside and under your car before entering.
  • Do not overburden yourself with packages. This will help deter pickpockets or purse snatchers.
  • Do not park next to a van or truck where people can hide.
  • Please remember to enjoy the holiday season and not be lulled into becoming a victim. By doing your part, everyone can enjoy a safe and happy holiday season – except for the thief or “con-artist".






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