MSUToday
Published: May 13, 2020

MSU stresses importance of PPE in photo and video shoots

By: Jocelyn Tucker University Communications tucker90@msu.eduContact(s): Evelyn Uithoven uithove1@msu.edu, Maddie Curley University Communications office: 517-355-4082 curleym@msu.edu

Amidst the novel coronavirus pandemic, MSU’s Environmental Health and Safety, or EHS, is diligently working to prioritize the health and safety of all Spartans and ensure that proper use of Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE, is depicted in all photo and video shoots. The EHS unit urges all of MSU, including researchers, to comply with the university and state guidelines presented on where and when to wear PPE.

Individuals and units asked to be part of a media presentation, photo shoot or video should demonstrate a commitment to safety and compliance by:

  • Using appropriate PPE — safety glasses and a lab coat are recommended for a photo or video in a lab
  • Ensuring all material registrations, permits and approvals are in place before sharing information with the press
  • Correcting any outstanding safety issues noted during safety inspections
  • Protecting sensitive data; being particularly careful about sharing human research information and animal housing facility locations

EHS states that not only can those with malicious intent misuse your information, but federal agencies will also inquire if they see inappropriate safety, health or sensitive data problems. Protect yourself and your research by checking in with EHS before allowing access to your facilities. 

The safest way to ensure proper compliance is reaching out to EHS at ehs@msu.edu when photos or videos are done in labs.