The General Health and Safety Course Selection Tool is a new comprehensive guide that will help supervisors and employees determine which health and safety courses to take. The guide is task based and is an accurate way to determine which courses help train employees on the hazards specific to their individual work environments. After selecting the tasks specific the employee, the tool will provide a list of required and recommended training courses that you can e-mail or print.
A UW employee’s feet became entangled with cords under a desk, causing them to lose their balance and fall, resulting in a bone fracture. This event triggered a response from the UW’s accident and injury network to prevent future incidents like this one.
How are accidents and injuries prevented at the UW?
This form may be completed by health care providers (MD, DO, ARNP, PA, RN or other appropriate designees) to document initial 2-step PPD skin testing or a single annual PPD.
The National Weather Service announced an air quality alert for Western Washington through 12 p.m.. on Thursdat, 8/23.
The University recently received notification from BD Life Sciences regarding potential product safety risks with BD Vacutainer® blood collection tubes. These products do not require disposal but instead require adherence to specific instructions for continued use.
"BD has recently determined that the curing agent thiuram, used in the processing of rubber stoppers since 1996, can lead to release of carbon disulfide (CS2) and carbonyl sulfide (COS) gases into the headspace of the tubes. Laboratories should follow FDA's May 17, 2017 safety communication for testing lead levels, which recommends that no venous blood should be tested with Magellan's LeadCare test systems."
"BD has confirmed that approximately 3.4% of BD Vacutainer(TM) Plus Plastic Citrate Blood Collection Tubes (2.7mL, light blue top tube) will exhibit over fill draw volumes from approximately 11-14%. As per BDs Instructions for Use (IFU), the overfilling or under filling of tubes will result in an incorrect blood-to-additive ratio and can lead to incorrect analytic results or poor product performance."