Safety Manuals

Safety manuals contain vital information to maintain the health and safety of those working with potentially hazardous materials or equipment.

Any UW faculty, staff or student working with hazardous chemicals, biological agents, radioactive materials, lasers and/or scientific diving equipment should follow the rules and guidance provided in the appropriate safety manual(s).

The safety manuals listed below were prepared in accordance with federal, state and local regulations and policies.

Click on the title to access each manual.


Biohazardous Waste Management Plan 

 March 2018

Biosafety Manual

 February 2018

Laboratory Safety Manual

 October 2017

Laser Safety Manual

 August 2007

Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Manual

 June 2017

Radiation Safety Manual

 September 2003 

Scientific Diving Safety Manual

 April 2016

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