Safety Manuals

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.

 

Stay Safe with Lithium Batteries

Lithium batteries have become the industry standard rechargeable storage device. They are common to University operations and used in many research applications. Lithium-ion battery fires and accidents are on the rise; however, the risk can be mitigated.

EH&S recommends faculty, staff and students take precautions to help prevent fire, injury and loss of intellectual and other property. The following best practices may help reduce the possibility of a reaction, fire or explosion when handling, charging, storing or disposing of lithium-ion batteries:

 
 

Welcome to the New EH&S Website!

The EH&S website was redesigned to be more user-friendly, easier to navigate and aligned with the UW brand style.

Please note that most web page URLs have changed; please update your bookmarks and materials accordingly. 

The main menu options are organized by safety topic to quickly locate safety information.

EH&S Guide for Principal Investigators

The PI Guide is an introduction to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for Principal Investigators (PIs) new to the University of Washington. This guide is also a reference tool for any PI. It outlines your health and safety responsibilities as a PI and provides links to related resources. It lists related requirements for grant proposals, purchases, and similar actions. It also outlines how to plan for emergencies and disasters.