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Submit an Incident Report if you have or see an accident or incident on any EWU campus or while at an EWU related event or trip. Safety concerns can be reported here with the new Safety Concern Report form. Crime or Title IX violation reporting links can also be found here.

Hazardous Waste Pickup

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Safety Tips for the Upcoming Winter Season


Winter Safety Winter can be surprising. Below zero temperatures, wind, rain turning to ice, snow drifts, icy roads, closed roads. What’s one to do?  The best you can. Be prepared. Check the weather before you take a trip. If there is a bad storm on its way you may want to hold off traveling. If … Read more

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Home Ergonomics Suggestions


  When working or studying at home, it is important to have a healthy workspace and work practices. Here are some suggestions for your workspace and practices: Take frequent breaks. Look away from your screen and focus on something 20 feet away every 20 minutes. Stand up and walk around every hour; get some water … Read more

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Tips for staying healthy and happy while social distancing


Here are several tips from a colleague’s dog for staying happy and healthy while social distancing. Relaxation/Meditation Consider trying some yoga or deep breathing exercises. There are many free “classes” on YouTube – one is “Yoga with Adrienne” which offers many different levels and focuses and only requires the space that a yoga mat or … Read more

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Face Masks and Respirators


Reminder: Healthy people who are not in close contact with sick individuals do not need respiratory protection however, you should wear cloth face coverings when you need to come into close contact with people you do not live with. Face masks, like those at the entrance to doctors offices, are not the same as respirators. … Read more

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Social Distancing


A short video on social distancing from our friends up in Facilities. For information about the novel coronavirus and Eastern’s plan, visit: https://inside.ewu.edu/bewell/coronavirus/

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How to Wash Your Hands


Handwashing seems so easy, we have done it our whole lives. But most people wash their hands for about 5 seconds, which is much lower than the minimum 20 seconds and the ideal 40-60 seconds. The video below from the World Health Organization shows proper handwashing technique. It takes about a minute, if you are … Read more

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Tip #2 to stay healthy: Don’t touch your face


People touch their faces around 23 times every hour. Your hands touch so many objects throughout the day (think doorknobs and spare change), it is safe to assume there is something on them that you don’t want in your body. Your face contains many mucous membranes (eyes, ears, mouth, and nose) and those are nice … Read more

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Tip #1 to stay healthy: Wash your hands


Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from getting sick. Wash your hands often Before, during, and after food prep Before eating Before and after caring for someone who is sick After using the toilet After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing After touching garbage Follow these 5 steps every … Read more

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Regional Emergency Information


ALERT Spokane is a program designed to notify people about emergencies in the greater Spokane Area. Sign up to receive a message or phone call if there is an emergency near your home. Messages are sent for events that could affect the safety, property, or welfare of the community.

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Respirators and Facial Hair


It’s November, which means some people are participating in No-Shave November to raise cancer awareness. Raising awareness of cancer is great! However, people who wear respirators are told to be free of facial hair to ensure their respirators seal properly. This could cause a dilemma for our respirator wearers. To help with this problem, the … Read more

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