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
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
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.