Laboratory Safety Initiative

The UW launched a two-year Laboratory Safety Initiative (LSI) as part of a national movement to build a stronger culture of safety in university research laboratories. This initiative is intended to lead to the development and implementation of services, approaches, best practices and tools that significantly improve laboratory and chemical safety throughout the University.

Goals:

  • Identify and overcome barriers to safety in our laboratories.
  • Develop and share best practices.
  • Streamline oversight processes to reduce administrative burden.
  • Lead to the development and implementation of services, approaches and tools that significantly improve laboratory and chemical safety throughout the University.

Timeline:

 

Timeline of Lab Safety Initiative

 

 

 

 

 

 

What you need to know

Laboratory Safety Program

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EH&S Contacts

Tracy Harvey, Ph.D., Lab Safety Survey & Fume Hood Programs Manager, and Alex Hagen, Lab Safety Mentor, will conduct the surveys of the pilot group and work with them one-on-one for the duration of the initiative.

 

Jude Van Buren, DrPH, MPH

Jude Van Buren
Senior Director
judev@uw.edu
Box 354400
(206) 543-7262

Alex Hagen

Alex Hagen

Lab Safety Mentor/
Compliance Analyst
fischera@uw.edu
Box 354400
(206) 221-2339

Tracy Harvey, Ph.D.

Tracy Harvey
Lab Safety Program Manager
tdy@uw.edu
Box 354400
(206) 616-3778