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Worker Memorial Day Is April 25

Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of job-related hazards.

Please join the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety on Worker Memorial Day (April 25) to honor those who have died in 2017 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. This special ceremony will raise awareness about how we can strengthen our commitment to make jobs safer and save lives in Washington state.

 
 
 
 

The 2018 Biosafety Manual is now online!

The 2018 edition of the UW Biosafety Manual is here! The most significant changes include revisions to information on laboratory access, more information on proper laboratory attire and personal protective equipment (PPE), and a revised description of the occupational health program including the serum banking policy and immunization guidelines. A list of changes is included in the log of changes.

 

DEOHS Radiation Safety Continuing Ed Course

Professionals who have some radiation safety job responsibilities may be interested in a one-time radiation safety course offered by the UW Environmental and Occupational Health Services Continuing Education Programs.

Please note that this course does not meet the requirements of EH&S radiation safety training. For more information about EH&S's free online and classroom radiation safety courses, please visit our Training page.

 
 

It’s Time to Manage Safety

Myth: “There isn’t enough time to manage employee safety.”

The reality is that the clock is ticking … your time is valuable and you’re on deadline, but you don’t have time to not manage safety in your lab. PIs and Lab Managers who avoid taking the time up-front to implement safe work practices often spend valuable time managing lab safety after an incident occurs.

When it comes to lab safety, you don’t have time to not mitigate hazards.