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Share your innovation at the 2019 Laboratory Safety Awards & Innovations Event

Has your lab created a tool, resource, or practice to enhance safety in your workspace?

Submit it to EH&S for a chance to be recognized at the 2019 Laboratory Safety Awards & Innovations Event.

To enter, email a description of your innovation to (with ”Innovation” as the subject header). Selected innovations will be shared at the event on December 9 through presentations and posters.


Download the updated Accident Prevention Plan

A video introduction to health and safety at the University of Washington

The University of Washington’s Accident Prevention Plan is revised annually by the University's health and safety committee; the updated Plan is now available for download. Units that replaced or supplemented their Departmental Health and Safety Plan with the Accident Prevention Plan should use the updated Plan.


Policy change: Initial animal use medical screening now required for personnel in animal areas

As of May 1, 2019, personnel who conduct work in University animal care and use areas will no longer have the option to decline the initial animal use medical screening. The medical screening evaluates and mitigates potential health risks related to working with research animals.