The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (UK CAER) hosted its first-ever Lab Safety Carnival Wednesday, March 14.

The program shared tips, advice, and best practices on maintaining a healthy and safe work environment. All UK CAER employees were invited as were several other UK departments and units at nearby facilities.

“No matter your role or responsibilities at UK, we know that maintaining a safe workplace is critical to our mission,” said Ruthann Chaplin, UK CAER’s Lab Safety Coordinator, who spearheaded the safety carnival. “We wanted this program to reflect that. The carnival offered a little bit for everyone. Whether you wanted to learn how to create a more ergonomic work environment, learn more about first aid and our AED machines, or talk to UK and external vendors about lab safety products, you could do that at the Lab Safety Carnival.”

Several companies served as event sponsors including: AWG, Forberg Scientific Inc., KPrime Technologies, Red Wing Shoes, Swagelok, and VWR.