We partner with the UW community to provide a safe campus and protect our environment.


An engaging community that ensures a healthy and safe place for learning, teaching, research, and service

Strategic goals and objectives

Safety Culture: We foster a healthy and safe culture at UW.

  • Transform executive endorsement into meaningful action and ownership
  • Collaborate across the University to strengthen UW’s culture of health and safety
  • Develop risk management strategies

Compliance: We provide a pathway for compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Engage the UW community to ensure compliance
  • Monitor and evaluate programs and services to ensure effectiveness and streamline processes
  • Communicate compliance and safety information to promote awareness and action

Learning and Growth: We promote training, development, and continuous improvement.

  • Retain, attract, and recognize highly qualified professionals
  • Support professional and organizational development to cultivate expertise, satisfaction, and service quality
  • Encourage employee participation in developing organizational direction

Resources: We align resources with strategic direction.

  • Develop a sustainable, flexible, and transparent financial model
  • Appropriately allocate resources to prioritized services
  • Advocate for investments in University-Wide health and safety

Strategic performance

EH&S monitors progress toward achieving our strategic goals and objectives. The EH&S Strategic Performance Scorecard is updated quarterly to illustrate our current performance compared to our annual targets. Our strategic approach includes an evaluation of our current performance as indicators that we are making strategic progress, and a status update on strategic activities designed to achieve our desired performance targets.


Environmental Health & Safety Department

(206) 543-7262