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2019 UW Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries Now Online

The 2019 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, 2020 through April 30, 2020 in a location where employees can easily see them, such as on a department’s safety bulletin board or in a break room.


Register for the Lab Safety Training Webinar for Department Administrators

On February 26, EH&S will be offering a webinar on lab safety and compliance for department staff who support researchers and principal investigators at the UW.

This training is designed for administrators, but it is open to all UW staff who do not work in a laboratory setting. The course provides background material on regulatory, policy and permit requirements, and addresses hazards and risk assessment in the laboratory to ensure lab safety and compliance.


Health alert: Novel coronavirus in Washington state

Please visit the Novel Coronavirus page for updated information for the UW community.

Read the Novel Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions.


Communication sent to the UW campus community on 1/28/2020


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2019 Lab Safety Awards and Innovation Event winners

On December 9, 2019, EH&S hosted the Laboratory Safety Awards & Innovation Event to share new practices developed to enhance the culture of safety in UW research and teaching labs. Executive Director of Health Sciences Administration, Dave Anderson gave the opening speech, and Katia Harb, Senior Director of EH&S, gave the closing remarks. Research leaders presented innovations instated in their labs and departments to improve safety practices and safety training completion.