An enhanced version of the Lab Survey Dashboard, a resource vital to campus safety and the Laboratory Safety Initiative, was launched on November 14. The enhanced Dashboard has portals for scientific department chairs, deans and UW executives that allow them (or their designee) to review safety performance data for their units.
Updates include revised WAC codes, chemical storage guidelines, chemical shipment guidelines, training information, restrictions on minors in the workplace and new website links. A list of significant changes is highlighted in the log of changes.
The Pre-Entry Assessment Team (PEAT) is the UW's first responder disaster team that consists of members of EH&S and UW Tacoma Safety and Security.
Inside the lab, lab specific information can be listed on the front page of the EH&S flipchart. Download a blank front page below to be posted after your contact information is filled in. Complete flipcharts are available through EH&S. Contact Tracy Harvey at (206) 616-3778.
This newsletter is sent out to PI's and lab managers by EH&S to keep our community informed of the Initiative’s progress and announce new developments and resources. You can find a copy of the latest issue below.
If you work with biological toxins, you need to have a toxin-specific SOP in place for each toxin used. Use this template to create your SOP. Then provide training to any personnel handling toxins and use the training template to document. Also review our Biological Toxin Safe Work Practices and incorporate this information into your lab's SOP.