What's New

Board of EHS Meeting Minutes

March 10, 2014

The Board of Environmental Health and Safety shares publically the meeting minutes as they occur. The final minutes of October 30, 2013 (pdf) are now available online.

March Institutional Biosafety Committee Meeting

March 3, 2014

The next scheduled meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will be held on the third Wednesday of the month on March 19, 2014 from 10 am to noon in the Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T269.

February Newsletter is Published

February 21, 2014

A new edition of the EH&S News is available with these featured articles:

  • Improving Communication for a Quicker Response: Lessons Learned from a Recent Fire on the Seattle Campus
  • New Chemical Safety Training Required by June 1, 2014
  • 2013 UW Work-Related Injury and Illness Summaries Now Online
  • Preventing Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • EH&S Expands Safety Training: More Online and Instructor-Led Courses
  • What's New: Online Ordering System for Radioactive Materials

Updated Manual Now Available!

October 18, 2013

The September 2013 edition of the UW Laboratory Safety Manual is now available online. The main changes are to Section 1.C.1, Principal Investigator Responsibilities to clarify language about the PI responsibility for the Chemical Hygiene Program. Although the PI may designate a responsible person for the Chemical Hygiene Plan, the PI is ultimately responsible. Section 7, Training, was updated to make information more concise and to refer to the EH&S training website for specifics about class offerings. Updates to changed links occurred in several other sections. Changes can be reviewed on the Lab Safety Manual's log (pdf) of changes. Questions, feedback, or comments about the changes can be referred to the UW Chemical Hygiene Officer at 206.543.7388 or uwcho@uw.edu.

Food Safety

June 7, 2013

The new Online Application for Food Service Permit went LIVE today!

This web application replaces the time consuming process of filling out a manual Food Permit Application form.

Print your own Safety Training Certificates

So you want a safety training certificate for the Asbestos class you took last week, well now you can print a copy for yourself! Simply follow the link to My EH&S Training, and you can print certificates for classes (with about one week delay) you have taken through Environmental Health and Safety. Enjoy!

UW Digital Security Certificate

A number of commonly used applications on the EH&S website, including but not limited to OARS Version 2 and the online General Asbestos Awareness Training, generate errors if your computer does not have the UW security certificate loaded. If, when attempting to access one of these applications, you get an error message indicating that the security certificate is invalid or unknown, then go to http://www.washington.edu/itconnect/security/securing-computer/install/ for instructions on how to update your computer's security certificate. This same certificate will also work for many other University applications.