University of Notre Dame
Flashpoint - Risk Management & Safety
December 2021


Risk Management & Safety's quarterly General Operations newsletter bringing you pertinent safety information to aid in keeping our campus safe. In this issue:

Safety Corner

The RMS Staff wishes you a safe and Merry Christmas!

OSHA's Top 10 Violations for 2021

OSHA has released preliminary data for 2021 concerning the violations cited between October 1, 2020 and September 30, 2021. For more information, please see this article.


Injury data is from January 1 through November 30, 2021.
OSHA Recordable case: Any work-related injury/illness that resulted in loss of life, loss of consciousness, days away from work, restricted work, transfer to another job, or required medical treatment beyond first aid.

DART case: Any work-related injury/illness that resulted in days away from work, restricted work, or transfer to another job (also OSHA Recordable).

Environmental Corner

The University of Notre Dame will now handle waste aerosol cans as Universal Waste instead of as Hazardous Waste. In February 2021 Indiana adopted the Federal Rule adding aerosol cans to the Universal Waste Regulations. We are in the process of relabeling drums across campus. 
You want to ensure that your staff responsible for managing aerosol can drums in your space have been assigned Universal Waste Training through complyND. Accumulation time limits will extend to one year so the accumulation start date must be on the Universal Waste label and must not be more than one year old. Waste managers will no longer have to conduct weekly Satellite Accumulation Area inspections if their only waste stream is aerosol cans. Our current waste service provider, Drug and Laboratory Disposal Inc., will continue to dispose of aerosol can waste for Notre Dame. Please contact Erin Hafner at with any questions.
Universal Waste Procedure                           Hazardous Waste Procedure

Trivia Contest

The National Safety Council recently announced that Fall Protection was the most frequently cited safety standard in 2021. How many consecutive years has this been the case? See this National Safety Council article for a hint.
A drawing will be made from all the correct responses sent to by December 23, 2021.  A prize will be awarded and the winner will be announced in our next issue. Congratulations to Diana Singleton, our September winner!


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