What's New

August Institutional Biosafety Committee Meeting

July 23, 2014

The next scheduled meeting of the Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) will be held on the third Wednesday of the month on August 20, 2014 from 10 am to noon, location to be determined.

June Newsletter

June 20, 2014

The June edition of EH&S News is now available:

  • Lessons Learned: Lab Waste Spill Causes Building Evacuation
  • Repurposed Radioactive Sources Save Money and the Environment
  • When Do You Need a Respirator?
  • It's Almost West Nile Virus Season
  • EH&S Will Collect Your Hazardous Waste
  • Avoid Becoming a Picnic Basket Case
  • Staff Spotlight: Kevin Makinson
  • Events: Safety Stand Down Week

Board of EHS Meeting Minutes

May 13, 2014

The Board of Environmental Health and Safety shares publically the meeting minutes as they occur. The final minutes of January 29, 2014 (pdf) are now available online.

Past meetings notes are also available.

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.