Updated and reposted on 8/11/21
When the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) learns that a member of the UW community tested positive for COVID-19, our COVID-19 Response & Prevention Team follows up to provide guidance to the individual who tests positive and conducts contact tracing, to prevent transmission among UW community members.
The University’s COVID-19 Safety Training: Back to the Workplace includes information to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on our campuses, such as staying home if you are sick, symptom attestation, proper hygiene measures, cleaning and disinfection procedures, face coverings and personal protective equipment.
3M Fall Protection issued a Product Advisory to notify users of the 3M™ PROTECTA® PRO-Stop™ Single Leg & Pro™ Pack Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyards are not consistently meeting the OSHA requirements for breaking strength.
A person can be seriously injured, even killed, when working on a machine or equipment if the hazardous energy sources are not controlled.
Updated June 28, 2022
Excessive exposure to heat can cause a range of heat-related illnesses, from less serious heat rash and heat cramps to more serious heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention because it can result in serious health effects or death, so take precautions while working in the summer heat.
As the University is working toward a return to normal operations, you may be lifting and moving things around, such as chairs, printers, and other equipment, in preparation for on-site work. Take precautions before lifting or moving objects, as incorrect lifting can lead to back pain and/or a back injury.