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Worker Memorial Day at the UW

Annual University of Washington Ceremony 

April 24, 2019, 11:30am

University of Washington, Seattle Campus, HUB North Ballroom (second floor of Husky Union Building)

This special ceremony will raise awareness about how we can strengthen our commitment to make jobs safer and save lives in Washington state. This ceremony will honor Washington state workers who lost their lives in 2018.

 
 

Put our Lab R.A.T. to work on your risk assessment

Do you assess the risk in your lab work? It is important to conduct a risk assessment whenever a new experiment, procedure or project is developed in your lab. A risk assessment focuses on hazard identification at each step or task level, and can provide essential information for enhancing safety practices, establishing proper procedures, and ensuring all lab members are properly trained. EH&S’s new Lab R.A.T. (Laboratory Risk Assessment Tool) can be used to help with gathering the information you need.

 
 

Safety training improves with new learning management system

Environmental Health & Safety is beginning a project to migrate online training content, course registrations, and training records to a learning management system (LMS) called Bridge. This migration is in an effort to streamline our training management processes and deliver more current and reliable on-line EH&S training content. Bridge will ultimately provide a single registration process for both on-line and instructor-led (classroom) courses and be a single source for all EH&S training records.  

The migration to Bridge will happen in three phases:

 

WA state measles outbreak: Got MMR?

On January 25, Governor Inslee declared a state of emergency related to a measles outbreak in Clark County, where there are 73 cases as of March 21. There has also been one case in King County and four cases in Oregon that are linked to the outbreak in Clark County.

If you have not received a measles vaccination – one component of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine – get both doses of the MMR vaccine as soon as possible.

 

2018 UW Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries

The 2018 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300A summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses are now posted on the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) website, along with summaries for previous years. The summaries are required to be posted from February 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019 in a location where employees can easily see them such as on a department’s safety bulletin board or in a break room.