New Employee Orientation
Workplace Health & Safety
The University of Washington is committed to the health and welfare of all individuals associated with the institution.
Who Is Responsible for Health and Safety at the UW?
- All employees are responsible for following health and safety rules.
- Supervisors and faculty are also responsible for the health and safety of those they supervise. This responsibility can not be transferred or delegated.
- Organizational and Campus-Wide Health and Safety Committees play an important role.
- The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) provides consultation and services.
- The ultimate responsibility for health and safety in the operating unit rests with the Dean, Director, Chair, or Manager.
How do you protect yourself from Hazards and maintain a Safe Worksite?
- During an alarm, everyone leaves! Treat each alarm as the real thing.
- Follow your Building / Department Emergency Plan ask your supervisor.
- Persons with disabilities need their own evacuation plan. For more information go to the Emergency Evacuation for Persons with Disabilities page.
- To contact Police, Fire, or Medical help dial 911 or pull the Fire Alarm.
What Do You Do If You Have A Work Related Injury or Illness?
- Report all work-related injuries and illnesses or near miss incidents to your supervisor as soon as possible.
- Seek medical attention if needed and take a copy of the MSDS if it is a chemical exposure.
- If you suspect you have been exposed to hazardous material, contact Campus Health Clinic 598-4848.
- If it was necessary to seek medical attention, complete a State of Washington Accident Report form available from your health care provider.