The UW hosted the annual conference for Pac-12 environmental health and safety (EH&S) directors April 11-13 on the Seattle campus. There were 14 participants from various Pac-12 universities sharing strategies for maintaining health and safety in academic settings.
EH&S has new and updated tools for UW units to help protect staff engaging in high risk activities:
The Campus Safety Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) is hosting a regional conference at the University of Washington on June 13-15 to discuss a variety of interdisciplinary topics. The target audience is EH&S professionals and employees with responsibilities for environmental health and safety at colleges and universities.
The UW Office of Research worked with EH&S and several other departments to create a research-related Required Training webpage with links to those courses. "These required trainings help those conducting research at the UW to comply with external sponsor and internal requirements and/or reduce risk to the researcher."
Each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased because of job-related hazards.
Please join the Northwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety on Worker Memorial Day (April 25) to honor those who have died in 2017 from a work-related injury or illness in King County. This special ceremony will raise awareness about how we can strengthen our commitment to make jobs safer and save lives in Washington state.
The Environmental Health & Safety Department includes the following sections or functional units: