News Category: safety

National Fire Prevention Month spotlights Fire Prevention Services’ year-round commitment to safety

Fire Prevention illustrated icon with smoke detector and fire pictured
Oct. 19, 2020

Although October is National Fire Prevention Month, UT’s Fire Prevention Services (FPS) works year-round to ensure fire safety is always a priority. During the pandemic, FPS continues to offer trainings and conduct inspections and fire drills, and respond to inquiries to minimize the risk of fire that could result in loss of lives and property at the university. 

UTPD launches free safety app

LiveSafe benefits graphic
Sept. 4, 2020

On Sept. 1, the University of Texas Police Department (UTPD) launched LiveSafe at UT Austin. The free mobile app gives the UT community the ability to engage with UTPD 911 dispatch more effectively and allows UTPD to serve its public care-taking role no matter where students and employees are working and attending classes this fall.

Disasters don’t wait, make your plan today

UT Ready Logo
Sept. 4, 2020

September is National Preparedness Month, an essential reminder that emergencies don’t wait. Jonathan Robb, director of Emergency Preparedness, observed that given the year we have had, preparedness should be fresh on everyone’s mind.

EHS leverages campus collaborations to ensure building safety during the pandemic

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Sept. 3, 2020

In this interview with Financial and Administrative Services (FAS) Media Manager Veronica Trevino, Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Director John Salsman talks about how EHS collaborates with others to help keep the campus as safe and healthy as possible when a member of our campus community tests positive for COVID-19.

FAS efforts make a new, historic semester possible

Protect Texas Together brand mark
Aug. 26, 2020

Dear FAS Colleagues,

Today marks the beginning of a fall semester like no other in the 137 years of The University of Texas at Austin’s history. Although our preparation for today has come with challenges, COVID-19 has also inspired so much innovation since the spring. Our university is able to welcome students back – both online and in-person – because of our teamwork, resilience and dedication.

UTPD awarded Accreditation with Excellence

CALEA logo
Aug. 6, 2020

Assistant Vice President for Campus Security and Chief of Police David Carter recently announced the University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) was awarded Accreditation with Excellence on July 30 by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA®). This is the second time UTPD has achieved Accreditation with Excellence, the highest honor the department can receive.

Employee roles, support during university’s online model

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March 17, 2020

Darrell Bazzell updates FAS staff on our role within the university's new online model.

FAS operations: week of March 16

Virus Rendering
March 15, 2020

As you saw in President Fenves’ message to campus, the university's most immediate efforts are focused on three areas.

COVID-19 resources, information for staff

Virus Rendering
March 13, 2020

While we have been preparing for COVID-19 (coronavirus) to reach our campus community for many weeks, today’s news from President Fenves further prioritizes those efforts. The virus is a concern for all of us, both personally and as it relates to our work on behalf of the university.

FAS, university CLOSED TODAY

Virus Rendering
March 13, 2020

UT Austin will be closing operations and cancelling classes today, Friday, March 13.