Mission and Vision

We partner with the UW community to provide a healthy and safe campus and protect our environment.


An engaging community that ensures a healthy and safe place for learning, teaching, research, and service

Strategic goals and objectives

Safety Culture: We foster a healthy and safe culture at UW.

  • Partner with executive leadership to establish a commitment to provide a healthy and safe workplace
  • Collaborate across the University to strengthen UW’s culture of health and safety
  • Develop risk management strategies

Compliance: We provide a pathway for compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Engage the UW community to ensure compliance
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and services to ensure effectiveness and streamline processes
  • Communicate compliance and safety information that promotes awareness and action

Learning and Growth: We promote training, development, and continuous improvement for EH&S staff.

  • Retain, attract, and recognize highly qualified professionals
  • Support professional and organizational development to cultivate expertise, satisfaction, and quality service
  • Encourage employee participation in developing organizational direction

Resources: We align resources with strategic priorities. 

  • Develop a sustainable, flexible, and transparent financial model
  • Appropriately allocate resources to prioritized activities
  • Advocate for investments in University-wide health and safety

Strategic performance

EH&S monitors progress toward achieving our strategic goals and objectives. The EH&S Strategic Performance Scorecard is updated quarterly to illustrate our current performance compared to our annual targets. Our strategic approach includes an evaluation of our current performance as indicators that we are making strategic progress, and a status update on strategic activities designed to achieve our desired performance targets.


Environmental Health & Safety Contact

(206) 543-7262
Reference Files 
EH&S Strategy Map
240.71KB (.pdf)
EH&S Annual Report FY23
428.83KB (.pdf)