A strain of avian influenza virus (H5N1) has been detected in wild birds and domestic poultry in many parts of the U.S. and in Washington state. Avian influenza has been confirmed in raccoon, raptor, hawk, waterfowl, raven and crow samples in Washington state, including samples from King and Pierce counties.
The December 2022 version of the UW Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM) is now available for download or printing. It's time to review, bookmark, or print a copy of the updated LSM and make it available for all staff and students in your lab. Keeping your safety documents up to date and easily accessible are key for staying safe.
The information in the Coyotes on UW Campuses Focus Sheet is intended to educate the UW community about living and working around urban coyotes, preventing conflict with these animals, and reporting coyote activity on campus.
University departments and units that purchase commercial and industrial batteries now have a third option for recycling (or disposing of) used batteries. Options include:
A hazardous material spill is an uncontrolled release of a substance that is potentially hazardous to humans, animals and/or the environment. University personnel and students working with hazardous materials should be prepared to respond in case a spill occurs.
We partner with the UW community to provide a healthy and safe campus and protect our environment.
Welcome to the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S)
EH&S is a University administrative unit that assists organizational units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place for employment and learning.