When to Go to the Employee Health Center

 Should you go to the Employee Health Center if you are sick or injured at work?

The answer is: No.

--If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to the nearest hospital emergency room.

--If you have an on-the-job injury, you should see your health care provider or a provider who treats workers’ compensation (L&I) injuries. You should also report the injury to your supervisor and complete an accident report within 24 hours.

Water Quality

EH&S collaborates with campus partners to maintain water quality for consumption and use on campus. We monitor drinking water quality and the quality of water in pools and spas.

Chemotherapy & Hazardous Drugs

Drugs are classified as hazardous if they may cause cancer, developmental or reproductive toxicity or harm to organs at low doses. They include drugs used for cancer chemotherapy (also called antineoplastics), antiviral drugs, hormones, some bioengineered drugs and other various drugs. To determine if a drug is classified as hazardous check the NIOSH List of Antineoplastic and Other Hazardous Drugs in Healthcare Settings (2014).

Pest Control and Wildlife Resources

The EH&S Public Health Program responds to concerns about pests and nuisance wildlife (such as raccoons and nutria), as well as reports of injured, sick or dead animals on campus. We respond to requests for assistance through pest control contractors, who serve the Seattle campus during the work week and are available for emergency situations.