Safety Tips

Welcome to Northwest PA where everyday can be a SNOW DAY, stay safe and warm!

noun safe·​ty | \ ˈsāf-tē  \

plural safeties

Definition of safety

-the condition of being safe, from undergoing or causing, hurt, injury, or loss

The definition from Merriam-Webster says it all.  We are striving to avoid hurt, injury or loss.  We have compiled a number of topics listed in the menu with lots of safety tips to help you be SAFE.   Please read and share the tips with your friends and co-workers, and if you see anything on campus that seems unsafe please let us know through this link.

Walking on Snow and Ice  Winter Driving Safety  Winter Time Safety

Winter fun is here!  Get out and enjoy the amazing weather in northwest PA, but as the days get shorter and the snow starts falling and you’re hurrying around campus, watch your feet, don’t trip!  Slip, Trip and Fall is the most common type of accident on campus today.  So stay safe while you build that snowman, make a snow angel, or shovel your car out so you can enjoy winter break with your family and friends.  Read and share these safety tips with your classmates and roommates.  We even have a winter driving quiz you can take, before heading out on the roads!

Check out the PA road conditions PA511

Pedestrian Safety Tips-

  • LOOK UP from your cellphone when you’re walking
  • Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk facing traffic.
  • Don’t Assume vehicles will stop. Make eye contact with drivers, don’t just look at the vehicle. 
  • Cross streets at marked crosswalks or intersections.
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing the street.
  • Watch for turning vehicles. Make sure the driver sees you and will stop for you.
  • Don’t wear headphones or talk on a cell phone while crossing.


Incident – Violent event such as a fracas or assault, generally a title IX report, between people.

Accident – Unfortunate event that happens unexpectedly and unintentionally, typically resulting in damage or injury, generally an HR report, between a person and an object.

Hazard – Potential source of danger, generally report to safety committee or public safety, depending on the nature of the hazard, urgency, and time of day.

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