Institutional Chemical and Physical Safety Committee

The Institutional Chemical and Physical Safety Committee (ICAPS) is one of several University-wide committees charged with promoting a safe working environment at the University of Washington (UW). The committee has specific oversight responsibilities for chemical and physical safety in all research and teaching activities conducted in University owned and operated laboratories, and in field research.


New fieldwork resources for researchers

If your research work includes field operations, visit the new Field Operations Safety webpage on the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) website for new resources to conduct work safely in the field. The new field operations safety guidance is focused on policies and risk management practices relevant to field courses and research, international trips, research expeditions, and other outdoor excursions.