Laboratory Safety

The Laboratory Safety program oversees safety and compliance in all UW research and teaching laboratory spaces to reduce the risk of injury and exposure, decrease the risk of property loss, lessen the likelihood of lost research, and minimize environmental damage.


Lab Safety office hours

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) offers a monthly virtual office hour on the last Tuesday of every month 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom (UW NetID required).

Have any questions about laboratory safety practices or expectations?

Are there any safety documents you would like feedback on? 


2024 Lab Safety Awareness Week Packet


Lab Safety Awareness Week is sponsored by CSHEMA and held at academic institutions nation-wide February 12-16, 2024. This event is dedicated to recognizing the successes of laboratory safety programs and offering ideas on how to keep our faculty, staff and students safe.

Participate in and complete as many of the activities as possible in the days leading up to and during Lab Safety Awareness week to collect points and receive a prize!