Summer in Seattle means hiking, biking, kayaking and ... lab work! Yes, many of us spend gorgeous summer days working in the lab. While it's fine to wear shorts, skirts, sandals or flip flops outside, wearing these items in the lab can expose you to hazards. We recommend keeping an appropriate change of clothes and shoes in the lab. Proper lab attire ensures your skin is covered and protected. Even if you aren't working with hazardous materials that day, your coworker might be, so always dress to protect yourself.
Safety manuals contain vital information to maintain the health and safety of those working with potentially hazardous materials or equipment.
Any UW faculty, staff or student working with hazardous chemicals, biological agents, radioactive materials, lasers and/or scientific diving equipment should follow the rules and guidance provided in the appropriate safety manual(s).
The safety manuals listed below were prepared in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and policies.
Click on the title to access each manual.
Use this checklist to ensure compliance and safe work practices for research involving biological toxins.
The Environmental Health & Safety Department includes the following sections or functional units: