Elements of the University’s COVID-19 Prevention Plan include practicing good hygiene and cleaning high-touch surfaces regularly. As members of the UW community, we are all responsible for COVID-19 prevention, including washing or sanitizing our hands at key moments and cleaning the surfaces we use.
The University informs prospective and current students of the fire statistics, fire safety systems and standards, evacuation drills, training, and other measures in place to protect the residents in student housing facilities.
A new Notice of Cleaning and/or Decontamination Form was published in August 2021 to replace the prior decontamination form. The new form contains expanded information to include cleaning as well as decontamination procedures for lab instruments, equipment, appliances, and furniture.
As the UW is safely returning to on-site work and instructional activities, it’s a great time for our campus partners to consider ways you can help us collect your hazardous chemical waste faster.
Here are some tips to speed up the chemical waste collection process:
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).
October is National Biosafety Month, a time to focus on your lab’s biosafety policies and procedures. This year, EH&S would like labs to focus on the importance of wearing lab coats. Lab coats are an important barrier between your skin or clothes and any hazards that you work with in the lab. Not only do lab coats protect you from exposure, they also help prevent you from transporting laboratory contamination home to your family, friends and pets.
EH&S is hosting its biannual Laboratory Safety Awards & Innovations Event on December 15, 2021. Submit your safety innovation or nominate someone to receive an award.
Has your lab created a tool, resource, or practice to enhance safety in your workspace?
Now is a good time for research and teaching labs that are reopening or seeing an increase in occupancy to conduct a self-inspection to check that all safety resources are in place and current.
3M™ issued a Stop Use and Product Recall Notice to replace any 3M™ DBI-SALA® Delta™ Arc Flash Web Loop Rescue Safety Harnesses and 3M™ DBISALA® ExoFit™ XP Arc Flash Rescue Web Loop Harnesses with specific part/model numbers were produced during a specific date range.