Fri, 08/17/2018

Greetings - the MechE Emergency Assembly Areas have been updated and the new information is now on this site as well.

Fri, 09/22/2017

Did you know that EHS has guidance about lithium polymer batteries?  Click here to view.

Thu, 07/14/2016

Please take a few moments to review the incident in the link and think about how the causes and corrective actions might apply to your lab.

Tue, 07/12/2016

A detailed report on the March 16 UHawaii incident concludes that an electrostatic discharge (static electricity) was the cause of the explosion of the flammable gas mixture used, NOT that a pressure gauge that was not intrinsically safe caused a spark (which is what the fire department...

Fri, 04/22/2016

An explosion at the University of Hawaii that caused a researcher to lose an arm appears to have been caused by a spark from a digital pressure gauge that was not designed for use with flammable gases.  Not surprisingly, there are many other contrbuting factors; click the link below and also...