EH&S published an updated UW Confined Space Program Manual that reflects revisions to the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries confined space regulations (2018 update) and aligns with standards established by federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Students enrolled in the Health Sciences Immunization Program can submit the COVID-19 Vaccination Medical Exemption Form (Word) to initiate University review. The form must be completed by a licensed healthcare provider and submitted according to the instructions on the form.
The Permit-Required Confined Space (PRCS) Entry Form is required for entry into any permit-required confined space. The PRCS Entry Form may be used for either an alternative methods entry or a permit entry depending on the hazards present in the space and the ability to eliminate or control the hazards.
The University’s COVID-19 Safety Training: Back to the Workplace includes information to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 on our campuses, such as staying home if you are sick, symptom attestation, proper hygiene measures, cleaning and disinfection procedures, face coverings and personal protective equipment.
3M Fall Protection issued a Product Advisory to notify users of the 3M™ PROTECTA® PRO-Stop™ Single Leg & Pro™ Pack Twin Leg Shock Absorbing Lanyards are not consistently meeting the OSHA requirements for breaking strength.
A person can be seriously injured, even killed, when working on a machine or equipment if the hazardous energy sources are not controlled.
When performing maintenance, service or repair work on equipment, processes or systems, all hazardous energy sources must be controlled using lockout/tagout procedures and OSHA-approved locks and tags to protect those impacted from the unintended start-up or release of stored energy. Common hazardous energy sources include electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, mechanical, thermal, chemical or gravitational.