Pressure Vessels


A pressure vessel is a closed container designed to hold gases or liquids at a pressure substantially higher or lower than the ambient pressure. Examples include glassware, autoclaves, compressed gas cylinders, compressors (including refrigeration), vacuum chambers and custom designed laboratory vessels.  

Hot Work


Hot work operations can be dangerous, especially in areas where flammable or combustible materials are present. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments respond to more than 4,000 structure fires per year involving hot work. These fires cause hundreds of injuries and millions of dollars in direct property damage per year. EH&S provides resources to ensure that hot work operations are done in the safest manner possible.

Campus Events


When hosting special events on the UW campus, a permit from your local fire department may be required. Additional permits may be required, depending on the circumstances of the event. Refer to the information below to determine the permits you need and how to apply.

Building Evacuation Exemption Request Form


The purpose of the Building Evacuation Exemption Request Form (Word) is to reduce the possibility of compromising a patient or animal’s health by stopping or delaying completion of a surgical or other significant medical procedure during a building evacuation. You must submit the request form prior to the procedure. 

Refer to the Building Evacuation Exemption Focus Sheet for information on completing this form.