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.
The December 2021 version of the UW Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM) is now available for download or printing. It's time for principal investigators to review, bookmark, or print a copy of the updated LSM and make it available for all staff and students in your lab.
You are invited to attend EH&S’s biannual 2021 Laboratory Safety Awards & Innovations Event to celebrate the work being done to enhance the culture of safety on UW’s campuses. This virtual event will take place online on December 15 at 1 p.m.
Human source materials, including human cell lines, blood, tissues and other potentially infectious materials (OPIM) are commonly used biohazards in UW research labs. Potentially infectious human materials can contain bloodborne pathogens (BBP) such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis B and C viruses.
A new Notice of Cleaning and/or Decontamination Form was published in August 2021 to replace the prior decontamination form. The new form contains expanded information to include cleaning as well as decontamination procedures for lab instruments, equipment, appliances, and furniture.