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  • ISU Department of Public Safety
  • Public Safety: 282-2515
  • Parking: 282-2625
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ISU Public Safety

Safety Update

Brought to you by ISU Public Safety and the ISU Safety Committee March, 2001

Workplace Violence Can Happen To You

Work should be a safe haven from violence. All threats and acts of aggressive behavior should be taken seriously and addressed immediately by your Supervisor and Public Safety. Such threats or acts include, but are not limited to:

Here are some reminders about personal security at work and as you travel to and from work:

Public Safetyís Protection For Victims:

Reporting Responsibility Guidelines

In the event of other threats:

For more information on Workplace Violence, please contact ISU Public Safety at 282-2515, or visit our website.

10 Smart Routes To Bicycle Safety

  1. Protect Your Head. Wear A Helmet. Never ride a bicycle without a helmet. Select a helmet that fits snugly and sits flat on the head.
  2. Assure Bicycle Readiness. Make Sure Your Bicycle Is Adjusted Properly. Make sure you can stand over the top tube of your bicycle. Adjust your bicycle to fit you. Before using your bicycle check to make sure all parts are secure and working well.
  3. Stop it. Check Brakes Before Riding. Always control your speed by using your brakes. Always keep your brakes adjusted. Ride slowly in wet weather and apply brakes earlier.
  4. See And Be Seen. Wear clothes that make you more visible. Always wear neon, flourescent or other bright colors.
  5. Avoid Biking At Night. It is far more dangerous to bike at night than during the day. If you must bike at night, you should do the following:
    • Ride with reflectors that meet the Consumer Product Safety Commission requirements.
    • Add the brightest lights you can find to the front and rear of your bike.
    • Wear retro-reflective clothing or material, not just neon.
    • Only ride in areas familiar to you.
  6. Stay Alert. Always Keep A Lookout For Obstacles In Your Path. Stay alert at all times. Watch out for potholes, cracks, railroad tracks, wet leaves, etc. Before going around any object, scan ahead and behind you for a gap in traffic.
  7. Go With The Flow. The Safe Way Is The Right Way. Ride on the right side in a straight, predictable path. Always go single file, in the same direction as other vehicles.
  8. Check For Traffic. Always Be Aware Of The Traffic Around You. Before you enter any street or intersection check for traffic. Always look left-right-left. If already in the street, always look behind you for a break in traffic, then signal.
  9. Learn Rules Of The Road. Obey Traffic Laws. Bicycles are considered vehicles. Bicyclists must obey the same rules as motorists. Read your state driverís handbook, and learn and follow all the traffic signs, laws and rules of the road.
  10. Donít Flip Over Your Bicycle. Wheels Should Be Securely Fastened. If your bicycle has quick release wheels, it is your responsibility to make sure they are firmly closed at all times and to use the safety retainer if there is one. Check your wheels before every ride, after any fall, or after transporting your bicycle.

ISU Public Safety has on-line bicycle registration.

Last Modified: 07/28/08 at 11:20:30 AM