Stormwater drains on the UW campuses empty directly into local waterways, which can carry pollution that harms wildlife, such as birds and fish. Campus activities can put the surrounding natural areas at risk when garbage, oils, chemicals and other potentially harmful substances are allowed to flow into stormwater drains.
Please note the table below was updated with additional lot codes on February 11, February 18 and April 16, 2021.
The University has been notified that counterfeit 3M respirators have been sold to governmental agencies, hospitals, and other institutions in several states, including Washington state.
As we transition safely through the phases of the Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery plan, we encourage you to continue to use the following resources to support your specific situation:
Ask questions about workplace COVID-19 safety.
Updated April 21, 2021
Viruses, including the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, mutate continuously as part of their life cycle. These mutated viruses are often referred to as viral variants.
University faculty, staff, and students must complete an animal use health screening prior to work in any University animal care and use environment to evaluate and address potential health risks related to working with research animals.
You can help speed up the health screening process by following these tips when completing the online Animal Use Medical Screening (AUMS) form:
1. Verify your contact Information.
Revisions to Washington state fall protection regulations became effective October 1, 2020. EH&S published an updated UW Fall Protection Program Manual and updates to five additional fall protection resources that reflect the regulation changes.
The University’s new Administrative Policy Statement 12.7 supporting laboratory safety is now published. The policy establishes University requirements for oversight of chemical and physical safety in research and academic environments, including the establishment of the Institutional Chemical and Physical Safety Committee (ICAPS), and an escalation process for addressing laboratory safety findings.