Health Sciences Administration

Environmental Health and Safety

September 20, 2018

HSA Retirements

Dennis Donovan Director Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute Dr. Dennis Donovan, who has led the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute (ADAI) for 25 years, transitioned into an emeritus role in August of this year. Dennis has done an exceptional job leading ADAI to become the outstanding institute which garners local, national, and international recognition for…

July 24, 2018

EH&S Presented with CSHEMA Merit in Innovation Awards

Two UW environmental health and safety projects were selected by the Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA) to receive an Award of Merit in the Innovation Award category at its national conference. EH&S’s Lab Safety Initiative and Accident Prevention Plan were selected from among submissions by colleges and universities nationwide. The Innovation Award recognizes the achievement of higher education institutions…

October 28, 2016

Tuberculosis on Campus: What you need to know

Background information Recently, UW and Public Health – Seattle & King County (PHSKC) were notified that a person at the University of Washington’s Seattle campus was diagnosed with active tuberculosis (TB). This person is hospitalized and receiving treatment. Public Health is working with UW to determine who may have been exposed, notify anyone affected, test…

February 11, 2016

UW Safety, Sustainability, & Preparedness Expo

  Thanks to everyone who attended the first UW Safety, Sustainability, and Preparedness Expo co-sponsored by Environmental Health & Safety. This event was a collaborative effort of UW Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Finance and Facilities (F2), UW Sustainability, and Emergency Management, as well as a number of other sponsors.  

January 29, 2015

HSA Distinguished Staff Award Nominees

Congratulations to Clifford Astley, Research Consultant, Washington National Primate Research Center and Charles Easterberg, Public Health Advisor, Environmental Health and Safety for being nominated for the University of Washington Distinguished Staff Award. The Distinguished Staff Award honors University of Washington staff members who exhibit excellence and innovation in their work. Distinguished Staff Awards 2015 Nominees

July 28, 2014

Annual Asbestos Awareness Training Is No Longer Required for Most UW Employees

  This is to inform you of a change in a training requirement for University of Washington (UW) employees. As UW buildings can have asbestos-containing materials, all UW employees have been required to complete asbestos awareness training, both at the beginning of their employment and annually thereafter. Recently, the Washington State Department of Labor and…

June 23, 2014

EH&S, HSAS&F, and OAW Host Open House

Three Health Sciences Administration units collaborated to co-host an Open House on Friday, 6/20 in the T-wing of the Magnuson Health Sciences Building. Directors and personnel from the Office of Animal Welfare, Health Sciences Academic Services & Facilities, and Environmental Health & Safety created an invitational and educational atmosphere for the visitors to enjoy. Subject…

September 9, 2013

EH&S Newsletter Now Available

Environmental Health and Safety has an online newsletter available with news, updates, and articles. Follow the link below to keep up to date with the latest news from this Health Sciences Administration Unit. EH&S Newsletter

May 1, 2013

Faculty Brown Bag Series on Research Featuring Jude Van Buren of EH&S

This seminar is part of a Faculty Brown Bag Series on Research held at Gerberding Hall, this presentation features Jude Van Buren, Director of Environmental Health and Safety. Dr. Van Buren received her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Health from the University of Washington in 1984, and went on to earn a masters degree and a…