Environmental Health & Safety

Use this section to indicate whether EH&S agents or activities are going to be used during the project. Responses to the EH&S section provide additional guidance on regulations and approvals needed to perform the work. Contact Environmental Health & Safety with questions.

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EHS-1. Will this project involve any of the following?

Answer: Check all that apply:

  • Biohazards
  • Select Agents and Toxins
  • Radioactive Materials
  • SCUBA Diving
  • Chemical Thresholds (toxic, unstable, explosive)
  • None of the Above

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  • Biohazards: Biological Use Authorization from the UW Institutional Biosafety Committee is required as defined on the EH&S webpage. Please note that some categories of research require BUA prior to initiation. The BUA application submission deadlines are also posted on this website.
  • Select Agents and Toxins: EH&S will work with the PI to obtain necessary federal clearances, approvals, and training. Documentation of due diligence is required for any transfer of Select Toxins in any amount. Some Select Agent and Select Toxin research is subject to review by the Dual Use Research of Concern (DURC) Institutional Review Entity (IRE). See the EH&S website for information about Select Agents and Select Toxins, Select Toxin Due Diligence, and DURC.
  • Radioactive Materials: Approval of this application will be contingent on whether or not a Radiation Use Authorization (RUA), issued to the Principal Investigator (PI), sufficiently covers the proposed radioactive material work.
  • SCUBA Diving: Anyone diving under the University of Washington’s auspices must have current certification as a University of Washington Scientific Diver and adhere to the standards set forth in the UW’s Diving Safety Manual. EH&S will contact you to assist in meeting Diving Safety Program requirements prior to diving. For more information, please see: https://www.ehs.washington.edu/research-lab/diving-safety-program
  • Chemical Thresholds (toxic, unstable, explosive): EH&S will contact you for planning assistance as fire department requirements may not allow these quantities in your space or may require building modifications.