Safety and Security News
The Office of Public Safety and Security strives to keep the University of Idaho community, and our statewide partners, informed about policies, procedures and upcoming issues that impact their lives, as well as offer tips and guidelines for addressing safety issues across campus.
Safety and Security News
Posted Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:48:00 -0700The Green Dot Overview introduces the basic elements of the Green Dot Bystander Intervention program, focusing specifically on the vital role university employees play in establishing and reinforcing campus culture that students and colleagues exist within. The next training for faculty and staff is 9:30-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the Commons Horizon Room. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:40:00 -0700Vandal Health Education will offer Question, Persuade, Refer suicide prevention training for students and employees at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Commons Aurora Room and via Zoom. QPR is an evidenced-based, one-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Register at www.uidaho.edu/qpr. Those located off the Moscow campus can register and attend via Zoom. Once registered, send an email to email@example.com to arrange for your Zoom invite. Read more
Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:39:00 -0700Aside from locking your bicycle, there are many smart, affordable steps you can take to protect what is yours. University policy prohibits bringing bikes into buildings but provides fixed bike racks in many locations around campus. Use these racks to securely lock your bicycle instead, and you may want to consider a GPS tracker connected to your smartphone, Bluetooth-enabled chains or wireless anti-theft remotes – an internet search will provide seemingly endless choices for anti-theft devices. More information about registering your bike and other steps that can help keep your bike secure are available on the I-Safety website. Read more
Posted Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 -0800As anyone that has tried to cross campus when classes are changing knows, there are a lot of people walking on and around campus. While drivers, bicyclists and skateboarders are often reminded to be alert for pedestrians, we as pedestrians need to work to ensure our safety as well. This is especially true during icy and snowy weather, when vehicles can't stop as quickly as we're accustomed to in better driving conditions. Never assume a driver can see you or will be able to stop in time to grant you the right of way. Visit the I-Safety webpage for more steps pedestrians can take to be safe. Read more
Posted Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:42:00 -0800Attending a conference? Family obligation? Don't cancel your class. U of I faculty can schedule a QPR suicide prevention presentation for their students. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. It is an evidenced-based, 1-hour training program to help faculty, staff and students respond to someone in a mental health crisis and thinking about suicide. Participants will learn how to: Recognize the warning signs of suicide, Offer hope, Get help and save a life. Even if you don't need to cancel your class, you are always welcome to request a presentation anytime during the semester. Request a presentation at www.uidaho.edu/dontcancelyourclass. Read more
Posted Mon, 26 Feb 2018 06:00:00 -0800Spring break is a busy time as Facilities begins clearing sand and gravel from streets, walkways and parking lots. Parking and Transportation Services will post additional information on parking restrictions during this time to facilitate cleanup. Depending on the amount of gravel used, this process can continue to and even past commencement in May. Cleanup activities may throw gravel, requiring extra caution from everyone. Watch for the street sweeper and maintain a safe distance until you are clear to pass. You will also see Landscape staff using blowers and power brooms. Remember, these people are using hearing protection and may not hear or see you approach. Give them a wide berth for your own safety. Learn more and get other safety tips on the I-Safety website. Read more
Posted Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:46:00 -0800University officials have seen an increase in pets inside buildings, laboratories, classrooms and offices. If you plan to bring an animal to campus, please review APM 95.16 Animals on Campus. Read more
Posted Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:33:00 -0800Free Mental Health First Aid training for faculty and staff will be offered from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 1. This two-part national certification program is designed to help you understand and respond to signs of mental health concerns. Participants must attend all eight hours in order to be certified. Register online.
Posted Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:42:00 -0800Weather during the winter and spring months can lead to water damage to buildings and the contents inside. Environmental Health and Safety, Risk and Facilities urge all university locations to inspect property and report large snow loads, frost heaves, cracks or fissures that drain snow melt into unwanted areas and freezing of pipes. A water leak is an emergency – do not rely on voicemail. Report concerns immediately to Facilities 208-885-6246 or Security 208-885-7054. Learn more at www.uidaho.edu/infrastructure/i-safety. Read more
Posted Thu, 15 Feb 2018 18:17:00 -0800The University of Idaho will host thousands of visitors for the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, Feb. 23-24, 2018. Due to the high amount of vehicular traffic and pedestrians on campus, some streets and parking lots will have restrictions during the festival. Read more