Spring 2017 safety seminar

This semester, Professor Raluca Scarlat will be running a weekly seminar on laboratory safety. Students can register for a one-unit independent research credit in Professor Scarlat’s group. This is open to graduate and undergraduate researchers, …

Spring 2017 Safety Seminar

SPRING 2017 SAFETY SEMINAR SCHEDULE 3 Feb – General laboratory principles – Huali, Raluca 10 Feb – Fire, Explosion, and High Temperature (4,5,10): Louis  | Configuration control (25): Rob | Disasters (26): Rob 17 Feb – Vacuum (21): Ruifeng| High …

Safety against biological hazardous

Topics Covered:                                                                          Definition       Types of Biological Hazards       How Biological Hazards Enter the Body       How Biological Hazards are Spread       Level of biological hazards       Controlling Exposure to Biological Hazards       …

First Aid/AED Safety

Immediate assistance provided to sick or injured person until professional help arrives, can also be concerned with psychosocial support for people Prevention is important, so as to not require first aid in the first place …

Electrical – Low Voltage

As per OSHA definitions: >600V regarded as high voltage 50V – 600V as low voltage <50V regarded as extra low voltage OSHA itself is loose with definition of low voltage so a lot of it …

Toxic Gas Safety

29 CFR 1910.1450: Occupational exposure to hazardous chemicals in laboratories UW EHS interpretation of the standard. This link has a lot of useful info that should be read, if one is considering working with a …

Confined Space Safety

OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 The definition of a permit-required confined space: “Confined space” means a space that: (1) Is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; and …

Department Safety Orientation

RESPONSIBILITY: it’s everyone’s responsibility to proactively and critically evaluate the safety of our workplace. So that includes you. You are coming in with fresh eyes, and you’re expected to bring a fresh perspective and improve the …