This template contains basic recommended components and can be adapted as needed to suit the project. This document should be completed before start of design and given to the design team.
We partner with the UW community to provide a healthy and safe campus and protect our environment.
Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) is an administrative unit that assists University units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place for employment and learning.
We have six sections organized around the services we provide.
UW personnel commonly order liquid nitrogen (LN2) from suppliers such as Airgas Inc. and Praxair (aka Linde Welding Gas and Equipment Center) for cryogenic storage used to preserve biological samples.
Airgas recently notified the University that as of January 1, 2022, Airgas staff will no longer perform the following services:
The Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) developed a new online training course called Five Whys Root Cause Analysis. This training is recommended for University supervisors and other personnel responsible for incident investigations and documenting root cause(s) and corrective actions.
The COVID-19 Public Health Flowchart (PDF) informs University personnel and students when to report COVID-19 illness, when to get tested, and when to stay home.
The text-only version of the COVID-19 Public Health Flowchart appears below.