Welcome to the New EH&S Website!

The EH&S website was redesigned to be more user-friendly, easier to navigate and aligned with the UW brand style.

Please note that most web page URLs have changed; please update your bookmarks and materials accordingly. 

The main menu options are organized by safety topic to quickly locate safety information.

EH&S Guide for Principal Investigators

The PI Guide is an introduction to Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) for Principal Investigators (PIs) new to the University of Washington. This guide is also a reference tool for any PI. It outlines your health and safety responsibilities as a PI and provides links to related resources. It lists related requirements for grant proposals, purchases, and similar actions. It also outlines how to plan for emergencies and disasters.



Mercury Thermometers ‘Swap’ Program

Environmental Programs, a section of EH&S, offers laboratories a system to recycle mercury thermometers. The mercury thermometer swap program is a valuable resource that supplies our research community with an environmentally safe option.

Broken mercury thermometers account for almost half of the spills that occur each year on the UW campus. A broken mercury thermometer wastes time and money. A lab risks loss of lab equipment, research and time due to mercury spills.