Quality, Safety and Environment

U-M finishes fifth among Big Ten schools in RecycleMania

U-M finished the 2014 intercollegiate RecycleMania competition with a nearly 30 percent recycling rate, placing fifth in the Big Ten and 120th among the 256 schools participating in the eight-week recycling contest. This was the university’s ninth year participating in … Continue reading

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Information security incidents- What are they and how do I report them?

An information security incident is any attempt, successful or not, to access, disclose, modify or destroy information on a computer system without appropriate authorization. Examples include: • Unauthorized use or access to data containing PHI or other sensitive information (e.g., … Continue reading

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Public invited to unload e-waste at annual event

Safely dispose of old, broken or unwanted electronics at the free e-waste recycling event sponsored by the University of Michigan and Ann Arbor Public Schools April 24-26. The Office of Campus Sustainability, which serves as the focal point for sustainable … Continue reading

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ICD-10 Delayed until 2015

On Tuesday April 1 President Obama signed into law a bill that requires the federal government to delay the adoption of ICD-10-CM/PCS for at least one year. The bill, H.R. 4302, Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014, creates a … Continue reading

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Complete your department’s emergency preparedness exercises this April

According to Joint Commission requirements, staff in freestanding buildings within the Hospitals and Health Centers (including clinics and office buildings) need to conduct one emergency preparedness exercise each fiscal year. UMHHC has designated the month of April as a reminder … Continue reading

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CQI Brown Bag on “Telling Your Process Improvement Story – Effective Storytelling via Poster” (April 15)

The next Continuous Quality Improvement Brown Bag will be on Tuesday, April 15 from noon – 1 p.m. in MCHC Auditorium (F2305). This Brown Bag will spotlight “Telling Your Process Improvement Story: Effective Storytelling via Poster”. This presentation will cover … Continue reading

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Protect yourself and our community – Use crosswalks and traffic signals near UMHHC

In recent months, a growing number of pedestrians have been observed jaywalking and not using traffic signals when commuting to the U-M Hospitals and Health Centers. Pedestrians often cross the street from the Arbor Heights Parking lot at the curve … Continue reading

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Quick tips for lifting on the job

Lifting and carrying are the highest cause of workplace injuries resulting in days away, restricted, and transferred (also known as the D.A.R.T. rate). Pay attention to lifting on the job and at home to maintain a healthy back. The following … Continue reading

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U-M’s Ann Arbor campus recognized as Tree Campus USA

The University of Michigan’s longstanding commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging the community in the spirit of conservation has led the Ann Arbor campus to be recognized as a 2013 Tree Campus USA for the sixth consecutive year. “Our … Continue reading

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Evacuation door markers are back

New types of door handles have challenged us to find a door marker that could be used in all areas but we think we now have a solution in using printed Post-It notes. The plastic hangtags or magnetic markers can … Continue reading

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