Welcome to Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is an administrative unit that assists University units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place for employment and learning.

EH&S employs about 100 people who are spread across the UW Seattle campus in multiple locations.

We have six sections organized around the services we provide. Read the descriptions below and view our organization chart.


Protect wildlife habitat by preventing pollution in campus stormwater

Stormwater drains on the UW campuses empty directly into local waterways, which can carry pollution that harms wildlife, such as birds and fish. Campus activities can put the surrounding natural areas at risk when garbage, oils, chemicals and other potentially harmful substances are allowed to flow into stormwater drains.

stormwater drain
Stormwater drain on a UW campus