Analyzing your job hazards can prevent accidents and injuries

A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) can help prevent work-related injuries or illnesses by eliminating or controlling hazards. A JHA is a method for identifying and evaluating hazards associated with tasks (steps) for a specific job or activity and eliminating or controlling them before doing the activity. EH&S has created a JHA webpage to help departments and employees conduct and implement JHAs for their work activities.


Download the updated Accident Prevention Plan

A video introduction to health and safety at the University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Accident Prevention Plan is revised annually by the University's health and safety committee; the updated Plan is now available for download. Units that replaced or supplemented their Departmental Health and Safety Plan with the Accident Prevention Plan should use the updated Plan.


Nominate yourself or a UW colleague to serve on a health and safety committee

It’s time again for the biannual Health and Safety Committee (HSC) elections. HSC members are an important component of the University’s total safety program. Nominations will open in August for the next two-year committee term, which will begin on January 1, 2020. Don’t miss your chance to nominate a coworker or become a committee member yourself!