Lab Survey Dashboard enhancements


An enhanced version of the Lab Survey Dashboard, a resource vital to campus safety and the Laboratory Safety Initiative, was launched on November 14. The enhanced Dashboard has portals for scientific department chairsdeans and UW executives that allow them (or their designee) to review safety performance data for their units.

Members of the research community are invited to use this tool as part of a renewed commitment to improving the culture of safety for all academic research and teaching laboratories. The Dashboard encourages increased discussions to enhance a shared vision of safety and provides information to increase the ability to support and oversee laboratories with unsatisfactory safety performance.

Due to the confidential nature of the information on the Dashboard, access is restricted (but chairs and deans may delegate access to others). UW executives, scientific deans and chairs, and their delegates may now view the safety performance ratings for schools, colleges, departments and individual PIs, as well as see reports on deficiency findings. Executives also have access to University-wide laboratory safety data trends.

The original version of the Dashboard, which debuted in 2015, had a portal for principal investigators to view their lab’s latest lab safety survey report, respond to deficiencies cited, record corrections and view their lab safety rating, as well as view previous survey reports.

Lab Safety Dashboard screenshot

For questions or feedback about the Dashboard, please contact Tracy Harvey.