Alert: Security of chemical, biological and radiological inventories

 

The following message was sent on 1/15/21 to University personnel with biological, chemical and/or radiological materials inventory:

You are receiving this email because you have a current biological, chemical or radiological materials inventory.

We are sharing this message on behalf of our local Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) field office as well as the Federal Select Agent Program. In light of the current unrest around the country, we remind you to remain alert and take action if you see suspicious activity.

While there are no specific or substantiated threats reported at this time, please stay diligent to help protect our campus and each other, and call 9-1-1 to report suspicious activity.

Please be particularly aware and conscientious regarding the use, storage and security of your chemical, biological and radiological inventories. It is recommended that you review your inventories and ensure they are current and accurate. Questions regarding chemical, biological or chemical inventories can be directed to the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) at ehsdept@uw.edu

The local FBI is working together with local law enforcement to continuously share information and tips submitted by the public. The FBI urges people to call their local office at 206-622-0460 or visit tips.fbi.gov to submit information regarding potential violence at any upcoming event.  As always, call 911 to report suspicious activities or for an emergency.

Below are additional resources:
https://www.dhs.gov/see-something-say-something
https://www.fbi.gov/contact-us/field-offices/seattle
https://www.ehs.washington.edu/chemical/mychem
 
Thank you,
 
KATIA HARB, MS, RBP
Senior Director
Environmental Health & Safety Department