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Some chemical waste collections pause for annual maintenance

EH&S temporarily pauses hazardous chemical waste collection service for many sites during the last two weeks of each year to do annual maintenance and upkeep at our waste handling facility. Some chemical waste collections may be delayed during the temporary shutdown from December 15, 2020 to January 3, 2021. This pause will not affect routine collections at University medical centers.


New safety training reports for managers

Unit leaders, managers and supervisors have two new ways to view EH&S safety training records for all personnel within an organization code or all individuals who report to a manager or supervisor. Unit leaders, managers and supervisors can view or download a list of people who took a specific training course within a selected date range.

Training records can also be found for one or a few individuals using a UWNetID or multiple UWNetIDs separated by commas.


Halloween safety tips

If you are celebrating Halloween this year, plan for safer ways to have fun while reducing your risk of spreading COVID-19. The UW Environmental Health & Safety Department recommends the following tips to help keep yourself and others healthy and safe this Halloween.

Safer Halloween options
Celebrate Halloween with these fun activities that have a lower risk of spreading COVID-19.