University personnel can submit a Chemical Waste Collection Request to recycle a mercury thermometer by swapping it for a safer alcohol-filled thermometer. This exchange eliminates the risk of a mercury thermometer breaking, which can result in a costly cleanup and expose you to mercury, a potent neurotoxin.
Follow these steps to when submitting your Chemical Waste Collection Request:
The Washington State Department of Health is working with local and federal public health partners to investigate cases of Salmonella likely linked to consuming raw chocolate chip cookie dough and raw s’mores bars dough from Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza from multiple locations in Washington state. The company has discontinued selling the raw cookie dough products nationally at this time.
UW Environmental Health & Safety has removed the requirement for COVID-19 prevention plans for in-person events. Event organizers can refer to the health and safety guidance, including public health best practices, on the updated Campus Event Safety webpage.
Event organizers, sponsors and hosts have a responsibility to take health and safety measures for events that occur at a University location.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published updated regulations manuals for 2023, which may impact University units and departments that ship dangerous goods by air. Notable changes include: