Staff & Patient Safety Stories
Published on 6/17/2020

Send a safety shout-out, read employee and patient stories on safety, view photos of safety in action, and more.

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Safety shout-out

Do you know a colleague who leads the way with safety? Someone who you want to give a little recognition for always wearing a face covering? A social distancing champion?

Send a Safety shout-out!

Simply copy the image above to your desktop (right-click or control-click and save, or drag to your desktop), and then drag it into an email to send to your safety-conscious coworkers.

You can also nominate a colleague to receive a little extra recognition in Noon News, just email their name and why you think they deserve a safety shout-out (in 50 words or fewer) to

Faculty and staff safety stories

  • New workplace safety training now available in CQ

    Starting Friday, Sept 1, a new program for workplace safety training will be available in Compliance & Qualifications (CQ) This program replaces the existing CPI training Employees in certain job roles will be required to complete this training in person when their annual workplace safety training compliance comes due To check if you are required…more
  • Summer sun safety: Three ways to protect your skin

    Swimming in the pool, attending a ballgame, or just sitting on your outdoor patio are all enjoyable summer activities But without appropriate application of sunscreen or other forms of sun protection, you may find yourself walking away with a sunburn (more…)more
  • A compassionate, problem-solving approach to workplace safety

    Often times, meaningful results hinge on, well, seeing the results But in the case of the UI Threat Assessment team, it’s what we don’t see that means they’re performing at their peak (more…)more
  • Face masks optional for most employees, patients, and visitors, effective March 8

    Throughout the pandemic, UI Health Care has monitored the local health situation, making changes as necessary to keep safety our top priority When the pandemic changed course, so too, did UI Health Care We continue to require employees who test positive for COVID-19 to follow our work restriction protocols Learn more As COVID-19 and respiratory…more
  • It’s kind to remind: How to kindly help others follow our safety practices

    How do you nicely tell someone that they’re standing a bit too close Or wearing their mask below their nose It can feel awkward or uncomfortable You might just not know what to say But it’s kind to remind A gentle (or humorous) reminder of our safety practices is a way to show that you…more

Safety in action—Photos

Safety in action

Send us your photos!

Email with your own safety photos showing how you’re social distancing, rocking your face shield, or keeping your work space clean.

Remember: Make sure any photos you take do not include any sensitive information or images of patients or visitors.