Beyond the Classroom: Environmental Health and Safety training

Before attempting BlogDH suggested shortcuts, a crash course in fall protection is needed.

Anyone who’s ever worked in a University lab has had to sit through Brown’s Environmental Health and Safety mandatory training workshops. While the skills learned at these classes are undoubtedly things you’d want to know when handling E. Coli samples or highly reactive metals, we at BlogDH feel that Brown students, in the spirit of the not-so-New Curriculum, should be able to apply these lessons outside of the classroom.

And so, BlogDH has gone through the variety of EHS course offerings and found the ones that might interest our readers:

1. Hazardous Waste Training and Biosafety Training is required of all individuals who come in contact with chemicals or bodily fluids in their line of work. While the chemistry going on between you and your partner(s) at SPG may not be dangerous per se, party managers who deal with the clean-up afterward may find these two courses helpful when they’re picking up the latex waste party-goers leave behind with latex gloves.

2. Fall Protection Training  teaches the life-saving skills necessary for workers whose jobs entail moving around at heights greater than 6 feet. This will especially in handy when attempting Epic Shortcut #3. Continue Reading


When it comes to danger, we’re #3

Harvard yard

Picturesque, riddled with danger?

While we may beat Harvard at almost everything, they’re ahead of us in at least one category: crime.

According to the Daily Beast, Harvard is the second most-dangerous school in America, and the most dangerous Ivy. Brown came in at seventeenth, and was the third most-dangerous Ivy (after the University of Pennsylvania.)

We’re a little dubious about the Beast’s rationale for its rankings, but we’re still happy to let our friends in Cambridge take this one.