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Nuts & Bolts: Ventilation and Help Wanted

11/14/2022

Dear Member, 

This issue of Nuts & Bolts is a reminder to use the classroom air purifiers and asking you to serve as our representative on the Health and Safety Committee.

Air Ventilation

This is a reminder to make sure the Portable Air Purifier in your classroom is operational.  

As you may remember, in 2021 the FSU got a grant from the MTA to assess the air handling system in Wheatley Hall as a way of determining how well campus buildings are meetings CDC safety guidelines during COVID.

The report resulted in the placement of Portable Air Purifiers into specific classrooms and offices. We have noticed some purifiers are not plugged in or turned on.  Please plug it in and turn in on!  

The filters help improve ventilation plus reduce particles that carry infections, along with removing dust, pollen, and mold.  

Help Wanted- Health & Safety Committee

The FSU has representatives on a variety of university wide committees.  

We are looking for one or two members to serve on the Health & Safety (H&S) Committee.  The committee meets monthly via zoom with members of UMB Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety and HR Labor Relations plus representatives from CSU, DCU, GEO and PSU.  

H&S handles concerns related to the health and safety of the UMB Community.  Past committee agenda items include air quality, accessible doors in the campus center garage, egress accessibility, construction walkways, and evacuation plans.  Agenda items come from member concerns.  

Please send an email to Lorenzo at fsu@umb.edu saying you want to join H&S.

Pass/Fail & Course Withdrawal Deadline is Thursday, November 17th.    

Sincerely,

Caroline Coscia                                 

FSU President                                   

Senior Lecturer II                               

Political Science Department        

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