Hazard Communication for Office Products

 

A variety of office products may contain small amounts of hazardous chemicals, however, exposure is not expected to produce adverse health effects under normal conditions of use. Employees who work in offices may be required to participate in hazard communication (HazCom) training if employees plan to use office products for extended time periods or in higher quantities.

 

Particularly Hazardous Substances

Particularly Hazardous Substances (PHS) are chemicals that pose a high risk to employees in the workplace. Work with these substances requires specialized training from your PI or supervisor, and customized standard operating procedures that identify designated work areas, containment devices such as fume hoods and glove boxes, procedures for decontamination, and prior approvals before work begins.

 

Welcome to the New EH&S Website!

The EH&S website was redesigned to be more user-friendly, easier to navigate and aligned with the UW brand style.

Please note that most web page URLs have changed; please update your bookmarks and materials accordingly. 

The main menu options are organized by safety topic to quickly locate safety information.

EH&S Guide for Principal Investigators

This guide is an introduction to Environmental Health & Safety for principal investigators (PIs) who are new to the University of Washington and is a reference tool for any principal investigator. It outlines your health and safety responsibilities as a PI and provides links to related resources. It lists related requirements for grant proposals, purchases and similar actions and outlines how to plan for emergencies and disasters.