December Newsletter is Published
December 4, 2013
A new edition of the EH&S News is available with these featured articles:
- New Newsletter and EH&S Outreach Update
- Recent Hazardous Material Spill on Seattle Campus
- New Lab Safety Initiative Launched
- Surge Protector Recall Due to Fire Hazard
- Laser Safety Consultation
- What's New: New Biosafety Warning Sign, New Online Chemical Waste Collection Form, September 2013 Edition of UW Laboratory Safety Manual, New Confined Space Safety Web Page
December Institutional Biosafety Committee Meeting
December 2, 2013
The next scheduled meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will be held on the third Wednesday of the month on December 18, 2013 from 10 am to noon in the Magnuson Health Sciences Building, Room T269.
Board of EHS Meeting Minutes
October 31, 2013
The Board of Environmental Health and Safety shares publically the meeting
minutes as they occur. The final minutes of
July 22nd, 2013 (pdf) are now
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
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
for instructions on how to update your computer's security certificate. This same certificate will also work for
many other University applications.