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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Environmental Health and Safety - Scaffolding


Scaffolding is an elevated working platform with a supporting structure.  According  to OSHA regulation a competent person is required to; direct employees who erect or dismantle scaffolding, inspect area for set up, ensure weather conditions are favorable for working, and to inspect the integrity of the structure for working on.  A competent person must be able to identify and predict hazards and be able to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them.  Employees must be trained in safe work procedures, risks associated with scaffolding and know hazards and how to prevent these hazards.  Fall hazards, electrical hazards, proper use of the scaffold, and handling of materials must be included in the training. 

For assistance or more information please contact Cynthia George at 745-2163 or email at










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 Last Modified 9/25/14