If you operate a chemical laboratory as defined in Washington Administrative Code 296-828, Using Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories, you must have standard operating procedures (SOPs) that describe the safety measures you require when using chemicals. Please see Section 6 of the UW Laboratory Safety Manual for more information about SOPs.
A variety of office products may contain small amounts of hazardous chemicals, however, exposure is not expected to produce adverse health effects under normal conditions of use. Employees who work in offices may be required to participate in hazard communication (HazCom) training if employees plan to use office products for extended time periods or in higher quantities.
This guidance serves to inform employees about potential reproductive and developmental hazards to ensure safe work conditions and practices in their work environment. EH&S is available to assist in evaluating risks, and to advise on steps that can help reduce potential risks. Although primarily meant for UW employees and their supervisors, this guidance should also be helpful for students and instructors.
The UW EH&S Occupational Health (OH) Program strives to ensure the health and safety of University employees, students and support staff. OH program staff provide information and support to persons working in the research environment, including animal care and use. The goals of the program are to prevent injury or disease from hazards in the workplace.
Log of most recent changes to the UW Laboratory Safety Manual.