UW Research

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) can assist with safety equipment and resource needs, as well as related compliance and certification requirements that are critical during the Setup stage.

Principal Investigators are responsible for the workplace safety of everyone who works in their laboratory and, depending on research activities being conducted, specific training and expertise may be required. These specialty areas include, but are not limited to, chemical safety, radiation safety, biological safety, diving safety, and procurement of safety and protective equipment.


  • The Chemical Hygiene Officer or Lab Safety Officer are responsible for managing and recording chemical inventory, responding to chemical spills, and preparing and implementing a chemical hygiene plan.