Prevent accidents by reporting unsafe conditions

 

Have you seen someone trip and fall? Report it! Slips, trips and falls are a leading cause of injury at the UW, but incidents often go unreported until after an injury occurs.

The UW’s Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) is celebrating Safe + Sound Week by encouraging faculty, staff and students to report unsafe conditions on campus that could lead to an accident or injury. (Note that if a UW employee is injured on campus, they are required to submit a report within 24 hours in the UW’s Online Accident Reporting System).

Reports of unsafe conditions help identify areas where accidents are likely to occur and are used to prevent future incidents. Unsafe conditions can be reported anonymously on EH&S’s website using the Report a Concern form, where users can include a description and upload photos. Every report helps us identify potential hazards and take steps to keep our campus safe.

For more information, please contact EH&S at 206.543.7262 or ehsdept@uw.edu.