Author Archives: Gloria Ruiz

Ladder Safety How-To

By: Alison Fong Do’s and Don’ts Do’s (Only use a ladder or stepladder) · After you have inspected it · In a safe environment free of clutter · At a firm level base · If you can lean at approximately … Continue reading

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Cold Weather Safety

Texas weather can be unpredictable.  One day could be 90°F and sunny and the next day will be 30°and icy.  As the temperature drop, there are some cold weather safety tips you should consider before heading outdoors. Pay attention to … Continue reading

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Welcome Jonathan Dowd!

The Office of Risk Management is excited to welcome our newest member, Jonathan Dowd, who is the University’s new Risk Analyst Manager.  His first day was on Friday, November 30th and he is excited about his new role at SMU.  … Continue reading

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Welcome Max Richardson!

The Office of Risk Management is excited to welcome our newest member, Max Richardson, our Safety and Risk Specialist.  He will be responsible for our fire safety programs, including fire safety inspections, fire drills, and much more.  You might have … Continue reading

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SCUV (Golf Cart) Training

Do you drive a golf cart and/or club cars on campus?  If you do, have you taken the Sub-Compact Utility Vehicle Safety (SCUV) training within the last three years?  If not, you are require to take the SCUV training as … Continue reading

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Flood Safety

According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, September 2018 is the wettest September on record.  At this time, October 2018 is the second wettest October on record and the rain is still coming.  Due to the record amount of … Continue reading

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West Nile Virus Safety

Even though we are close to the end of summer, it does not mean we are completely safe from the West Nile Virus.  West Nile Virus most commonly occurs in warmer climates (i.e. Texas) where the mosquitoes are more active.  … Continue reading

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Safety Training now included in your SMU Training Record

Welcome back!  As we begin this upcoming academic year, we have some exciting news for you!  Employees can now access your full training record on SMU Learning and Development (my.smu.edu).  Safety training taken though Office of Risk Management will now … Continue reading

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