Injuries involving sharps are among the most commonly reported injuries at the University. EH&S collaborated with campus partners to develop an online resource to assist researchers and support staff to reduce the risk of accidents and injuries before, during and after procedures involving needles and other sharps.
The COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines for SCUBA Diving Operations guidelines were developed to help ensure the health and safety of personnel conducting scuba diving by reducing the potential for COVID-19 transmission. All University employees and students engaged in scuba diving are expected to adhere to the most current and up-to date University of Washington, local, state, and CDC guidelines prior to commencing field operations.
Laboratories can use this template to document lab-specific emergency contact information.
Institutional Chemical and Physical Safety Committee (ICAPS) Charter, adopted November 20, 2020.
UW research and training laboratories can use this template to record trainings related to the Chemical Hygiene Plan, chemical safety, equipment safety and lab-specific procedures.
Click below for a PDF, or download the Word version of this template.
Welcome to the UW Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM). Please bookmark this page electronically or print a copy of the complete LSM and make it available to laboratory staff. Staff in UW laboratories using hazardous chemicals must have access to a copy of the manual and the supplemental laboratory specific information.
Vacuum pumps are used to remove air and other vapors from a vessel or manifold. Weak points in containers or systems under vacuum can create implosion or explosion hazards, and cause injury by violently spraying glass and hazardous materials. An example of this is an incident that recently occurred at the University of Pennsylvania resulting in an explosion and fire.