Research Occupational Health


The UW EH&S Occupational Health (OH) Program strives to ensure the health and safety of University employees, students and support staff. OH program staff provide information and support to persons working in the research environment, including animal care and use. The goals of the program are to prevent injury or disease from hazards in the workplace.

Implementation of a Tobacco free Campus Report


This report provides a brief synopsis of the exhaustive evidence of the adverse health effects of tobacco use, and a summary of the multitude of approaches and experiences that other universities have implemented to prohibit smoking on campus. The goal of this report is to provide information for a data-driven decision regarding the adoption and implementation of a campus-wide tobacco free policy.


Training Course Selection Guides

Training Course Selection Guides outline EH&S classes and provide guidance on identifying health and safety related training classes available for all University of Washington personnel.

Each guide will help you to determine:

  • Which trainings are relevant to your job
  • Whether the training is required or recommended
  • How the training is offered (online or in-person)
  • How frequently the training is to be taken

Available Training Course Selection Guides:


Workplace Safety in the Holiday Season

As the end of the year quickly approaches, we are often preoccupied with holiday planning, year-end deadlines and work commitments. As a result, many employers see an increase in workplace injuries just before and after the holiday season.

EH&S reminds the UW community to be mindful and maintain your focus on safety at all times, especially during the holiday season.

Be mindful while working.

Eliminate as many distractions as possible: