EH&S Welcomes New Fire Safety Manager

EH&S is pleased to welcome Scott Nelson to our Building & Fire Safety team. Scott has a B.S. in chemical engineering, a Professional Engineering License in fire protection and over 30 years of experience in fire safety, boiler safety, risk assessment and engineering. He has worked for a number or property insurance companies including Paragon, AXA, Matrix, Chubb, CIGNA and Factory Mutual. Scott retired as a Commander from the Naval Reserve.

 
 
 

UW Fire Drill Procedures Change

Policy and procedure change is underway to assign EH&S the responsibility to plan, schedule, and help facilitate fire drills for most UW Seattle buildings. This change will reduce the administrative burden of building coordinators to plan the drill and relieves Seattle Facilities Services from the task of activating the alarm system. Formal policy change is anticipated to occur later this summer. The following links provide information to related materials, resources and tools that have just changed:

 
 
 
 

Do You Need a Temporary Food Permit for Your UW Event?

f you are organizing an event where you plan to serve food, you might need a temporary food permit. The following groups need a temporary permit to sell or give away perishable food on UW property at an event open to the campus community:

  • Registered student organizations (RSOs)
  • UW departments
  • Non-UW groups organizing an event sponsored by a UW department
  • Off-campus groups intending to serve food from off-campus sources

If your group is planning to serve perishable food, no permit is needed if any of the following apply: