A bat found near Husky Stadium over the weekend was confirmed to have rabies, a central nervous system viral disease carried in the saliva of an infected animal that can be lethal if transmitted to humans. We are reminding students, staff and faculty to avoid coming into contact with bats, on campus or elsewhere, to avoid potential exposure to rabies.
These guidelines apply to temporary food service establishments permitted by the UW Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) to operate on University owned or leased property.
Although smoking is the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death, there are still some 37.8 million adults who continue to smoke in the United States as of 2017 (CDC). Secondhand smoke exposure contributes to 41,000 deaths among non-smoking adults each year.
The UW hosted the annual conference for Pac-12 environmental health and safety (EH&S) directors April 11-13 on the Seattle campus. There were 14 participants from various Pac-12 universities sharing strategies for maintaining health and safety in academic settings.
EH&S has new and updated tools for UW units to help protect staff engaging in high risk activities:
The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) is hosting a regional conference at the University of Washington on June 13-15 to discuss a variety of interdisciplinary topics. The target audience is EH&S professionals and employees with responsibilities for environmental health and safety at colleges and universities.
The UW Office of Research worked with EH&S and several other departments to create a research-related Required Training webpage with links to those courses. "These required trainings help those conducting research at the UW to comply with external sponsor and internal requirements and/or reduce risk to the researcher."