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High outdoor temperatures and wildfire smoke events may impact indoor air quality

UW personnel working indoors should be prepared for sudden increases in outdoor temperatures and wildfire smoke events during the summer months. It is important to keep windows closed as much as possible and rely on the building’s central heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide filtered air during high outdoor heat and smoke events.

 
 
 

3M issues Stop Use/Recall Notice for Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards

3M™ issued a Stop Use/Recall Notice for DBI-SALA® ShockWave™2 Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards due to a potential manufacturing issue with a limited number of devices. This manufacturing issue could result in the lanyard not performing properly in the event of a fall, which could result in severe injury or death.

University units in possession of ShockWave™2 Arc Flash Shock Absorbing Lanyards must take the following steps.

 
 
 
 
 

Record chemical inventories for research vessels in MyChem

 

Personnel working on UW research vessels can now add their chemical inventories into MyChem, the University’s chemical tracking system. UW employees who use chemicals or chemical-containing products at any UW owned or leased facility are required to maintain chemical inventories in MyChem, and chemicals can include, but are not limited to, paint, compressed gas cylinders, epoxies, and fuel.