Lab Safety Surveys and Inspections

The University is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environmental for learning, teaching and conducting research.​ Executive Order 55 gives authority to the Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) to conduct safety surveys and inspections in University teaching and research laboratories.

EH&S assists organizational units in meeting their responsibility to protect the environment and to provide a safe and healthful place for employment and learning.


Lab Safety is now offering a monthly virtual office hour on the last Tuesday of every month 3pm - 4pm via Zoom (UW NetID required).

Bring your questions about laboratory safety documents, practices or concerns to the virtual Lab Safety Office Hour.

All members of the UW research and teaching labs community are welcome.

Resources to prepare for surveys and inspections by EH&S

Biological safety lab inspections

Chemical and general lab safety inspections

Radiological surveys and inspections



Environmental Health & Safety Contact

(206) 543-7262