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.
Excessive exposure to heat can cause a range of heat-related illnesses, from less serious heat rash and heat cramps to more serious heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention because it can result in serious health effects or death, so take precautions while working in the summer heat.
As the University is working toward a return to normal operations, you may be lifting and moving things around, such as chairs, printers, and other equipment, in preparation for on-site work. Take precautions before lifting or moving objects, as incorrect lifting can lead to back pain and/or a back injury.
It is time for the biannual health and safety committee elections. Nominations will open soon for the next two-year committee term, which will begin on January 1, 2022. Please nominate yourself or a colleague to serve on a committee.
As the UW community prepares for more people returning to classrooms and workplaces, this document highlights COVID-19 prevention measures and additional recommendations to help ensure the health and safety of yourself and others while riding on public transportation, UW shuttles, and subsidized vanpools and carpools. Transit riders should follow the COVID-19 Prevention for Transit guidance.
To protect the health and safety of the University of Washington campus community and the public, the University of Washington COVID-19 Vaccination Policy requires University personnel and students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an authorized vaccine unless an individual has declared an authorized exemption.