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New tuberculosis screening practices at the Employee Health Center

Effective September 16, the EH&S Employee Health Center will no longer provide annual tuberculosis (TB) screening for most client groups. The Employee Health Center will provide TB screening only at hire or upon placement in a position that requires TB screening. Based on specific occupational risks, some client groups will still receive annual TB screening. Those with a latent TB infection will continue to complete an annual TB symptom survey.


Prevent lead exposures with new Lead Safety Manual

EH&S has developed an updated UW Lead Safety Program Manual to help employees who work with lead materials limit their potential lead exposure to the lowest levels possible. The current Washington Administrative Code (WAC) lead regulations are under review because of recent data suggesting that current airborne lead exposure limits are not protective enough for workers.


Fall protection equipment Stop Use Notice for Honeywell/Miller MightEvac, MightyLite self-retracting lifelines

A notice was released from Honeywell Industrial Safety on August 23, 2019, regarding the mandatory removal of the Miller MightEvac and MightyLite self-retracting lifelines from use. The notice only affects the models listed in Table 1 of the notice, with identified manufacturing dates or recertification dates between October 27, 2016 and October 6, 2018. Models outside of this date range, including new units, are not affected by this notice.


Analyzing your job hazards can prevent accidents and injuries

A Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) can help prevent work-related injuries or illnesses by eliminating or controlling hazards. A JHA is a method for identifying and evaluating hazards associated with tasks (steps) for a specific job or activity and eliminating or controlling them before doing the activity. EH&S has created a JHA webpage to help departments and employees conduct and implement JHAs for their work activities.