The use of electrostatic sprayers for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces that are potentially or known to be contaminated with SARS-CoV-2 virus have been identified as an alternative disinfection method. Electrostatic sprayers are typically used by custodians or other units tasked with disinfecting large areas. Follow the guidance in this focus sheet when using electrostatic sprayers.
Log of changes:
The Eating and Drinking Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention provides best practices for COVID-19 prevention in departmental eating spaces.
Log of changes:
- Multiple new details added and updated formatting on 8/31/21.
- Updated reference to face covering requirements on 8/13/21.
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.
As autumn quarter comes to a close, the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season while taking the necessary precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
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.