Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of their jobs. Please join us on Worker Memorial Day to honor those who have died in 2022 from a work-related injury or illness in King County.
The University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences annual Worker Memorial Day event is a special ceremony that raises awareness about how we can strengthen our commitment to make jobs safer and save lives in Washington state.
Laser cutters pose potential hazards from exposure to the laser light, high temperatures that could result in a fire, and air contaminants (fumes, vapors or particulates produced when the laser cuts material) that might be inhaled. Follow the precautions on the Laser Cutter Safety Focus Sheet to safely operate a laser cutter.
UW personnel who work at heights, where there is a potential to be exposed to a fall to a lower level, should read and understand the key changes to the Washington Administrative Code Unified Safety Standards for Fall Protection (WAC 296-880) that became effective on November 1, 2022.
UW personnel must be aware of the following significant changes.
The Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) created guidelines for safely conducting photo and video sessions in University locations with hazards while also ensuring the images reflect health and safety requirements and best practices.