Safety Manuals

Safety manuals contain vital information to maintain the health and safety of those working with potentially hazardous materials or equipment.

Any UW faculty, staff or student working with hazardous chemicals, biological agents, radioactive materials, lasers and/or scientific diving equipment should follow the rules and guidance provided in the appropriate safety manual(s).

The safety manuals listed below were prepared in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and policies.

Click on the title to access each manual.

Biosafety Manual  November 2021
Boating Safety Manual (PDF)  April 2019
Chemical Hazard Communication Program Manual (PDF)   December 2017
Confined Space Program Manual (PDF)  August 2021

Diving Safety Manual (PDF)

Fall Protection Program Manual (PDF)  February 2021
Field Operations Safety Manual (PDF)  June 2022
Laboratory Safety Manual  December 2022
Laser Safety Manual (PDF)  August 2007

Lockout/Tagout Program Manual

 February 2015
Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Manual (PDF)  June 2017
Radiation Safety Manual (PDF)  September 2003 

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