MSA issued a User Safety Notice to inform customers that MSA has received field reports of a limited number of Latchways Standard Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL) in which some internal bolts came loose. MSA has not received any reports of injuries associated with this condition; however, it may lead to window of time in which a fall may not be arrested.
The Eating and Drinking Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention provides best practices for COVID-19 prevention in departmental eating spaces.
Log of changes:
- Archived on 3/25/21
- Multiple new sections added on 8/31/21
- Updated reference to face covering requirements on 8/13/21
Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) issued a Hazard Alert to inform businesses about the dangers and safety precautions associated with the use, transport, and storage of dry ice and liquid nitrogen. University units involved with COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts and research groups should take all necessary precautions when working with dry ice and liquid nitrogen.
Welcome to the UW Laboratory Safety Manual (LSM).
Please bookmark this page electronically or print a copy of the complete LSM and make it available to laboratory staff. Staff in UW laboratories using hazardous chemicals must have access to a copy of the manual and the supplemental laboratory specific information.
Vacuum pumps are used to remove air and other vapors from a vessel or manifold. Weak points in containers or systems under vacuum can create implosion or explosion hazards, and cause injury by violently spraying glass and hazardous materials. An example of this is an incident that recently occurred at the University of Pennsylvania resulting in an explosion and fire.
New rules went into effect on October 31, 2020, for the management of dangerous waste pharmaceuticals, which set new requirements for Washington state health care facilities that generate pharmaceutical waste.
Unit leaders, managers and supervisors have two new ways to view EH&S safety training records for all personnel within an organization code or all individuals who report to a manager or supervisor. Unit leaders, managers and supervisors can view or download a list of people who took a specific training course within a selected date range.
Training records can also be found for one or a few individuals using a UWNetID or multiple UWNetIDs separated by commas.
Working alone applies to work or study occurring when no other person is in direct line of sight or within hearing range of the person working. A person may work alone in a lab, office, shop or other University location, or in the field. Working alone can take place during normal working hours, as well as on evenings and weekends.
The purpose of this Alert is to inform the campus community of potential fire hazards when cooking with oils and grease, what precautions to take and what to do if a fire occurs.