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2015 UW Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries Now Online

The 2015 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 300A summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses are now posted on the Accident and Injury Reporting page of the EH&S website, along with summaries for previous years.

The summaries are required to be posted from February 1, 2016 through April 30, 2016 in a location where employees can easily see them, such as on a department’s safety bulletin board or in a break room.

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in Laboratories

The UW is a major research and teaching institution, and safety in our laboratories is very important to all of us. If you work in a lab, you can protect yourself and others from exposure to hazardous materials through the use of chemical fume hoods; safe work practices and training; and appropriate laboratory attire and personal protective equipment (PPE).

 

Do You Need a Temporary Food Permit for Your UW Event?

If you are organizing an event where you plan to serve food, you might need a temporary food permit. The following groups need a temporary permit to sell or give away perishable food on UW property at an event open to the campus community:

  • Registered student organizations (RSOs)
  • UW departments
  • Non-UW groups organizing an event sponsored by a UW department
  • Off-campus groups intending to serve food from off-campus sources

If your group is planning to serve perishable food, no permit is needed if any of the following apply: