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.


Use of Radiation in Human Subjects Research

The Radiation Safety Committees of both the UW and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are charged with ensuring radiation is used safely in their facilities, for both patients and employees. To prevent redundancy and increase efficiency, the Human Subjects Radiation Approval Committee (HSRAC) functions as a centralized body to review and approve applications to use radiation in human subjects research.


Gear Up for Summer Lab Work

Summer in Seattle means hiking, biking, kayaking and ... lab work! Yes, many of us spend gorgeous summer days working in the lab. While it's fine to wear shorts, skirts, sandals or flip flops outside, wearing these items in the lab can expose you to hazards. We recommend keeping an appropriate change of clothes and shoes in the lab. Proper lab attire ensures your skin is covered and protected. Even if you aren't working with hazardous materials that day, your coworker might be, so always dress to protect yourself.