To help Penn State community members prepare for a fire or other potential emergency situation, mandatory evacuation exercises will take place in approximately 85 buildings at University Park and 90 buildings across Penn State’s campuses beginning this year.
With heavy snow in the forecast, University safety officials are reminding Penn Staters to be careful as they traverse campus sidewalks and streets.
The computer lab in Pollock Building is closed until further notice due to safety concerns.
Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer the S.A.F.E. Training Program (Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) to female students, faculty and staff from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in Room 135 at the campus in Center Valley. This free program is sponsored by Student Affairs and will be presented by the campus' Safety and Security team. The sign-up sheet for the training is located in the Fitness Center.
Keeping up with car seat rules and regulations can be dizzying. Laws vary from state to state, and they can differ from recommendations of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). According to Leigh Brown, health educator at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital’s Pediatric Injury Prevention Program and Safe Kids Dauphin County, NHTSA and AAP recommendations are based on the safest possible use of car seats for your children.
As many as 7,000 children under the age of 16 are injured in lawn mower accidents in the United States every year. According to Dr. William Hennrikus of Penn State Hershey Bone and Joint Institute, many injuries are not to mower operators, but to children who run out into the yard as an adult is cutting the grass or who are passengers on ride-on mowers.
The Safety Center on the first floor of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital is celebrating spring and the return for many people to outdoor weather with a bike helmet sale.
Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer a free, three-day Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) training program for women from 2 to 6 p.m. March 31, April 1 and April 2 at the campus in Center Valley.
March is coming in like a lion with a storm that has potential to impact more than 100 million people from the Northern Rockies to the east coast over the next few days. The AccuWeather forecast for University Park is for 8 to 16 inches starting 4 p.m. Sunday and continuing until 6 p.m. Monday.
The Safety Center, located on the first floor of Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, is offering patrons the chance to give the gift of safety this holiday season.
Sexual violence can be devastating for those who experience it, for their friends and family, and for the entire community. As is the case on college campuses nationwide, education and prevention efforts are a priority at Penn State. Linda LaSalle, associate director for educational services at University Health Services on Penn State's University Park campus, said education is an important part of prevention. "Sexual assault is a crime of opportunity. We want to do everything we can to lessen that opportunity, and education is part of that."
Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer the S.A.F.E. Training Program (Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) to students, faculty and staff from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 and 1-2 p.m. on Sept. 18 in room 135 at the campus in Center Valley. This free program is sponsored by Student Affairs and will be presented by the campus' Safety and Security team. The sign-up sheet for the training is located in the Fitness Center.
In light of recent reports of sexual and physical assaults, the State College Police Department and Penn State University Police and Public Safety Department caution residents, students and visitors to the risks of sexual and physical assaults.
On July 12, 2013, Penn State received a preliminary report from the U.S. Department of Education based on the program review of the University’s compliance with the Clery Act, a federal law related to campus safety. The program review process, which was launched in November 2011, is ongoing.