UWPR safety

Safety First!

  • No food in the lab.
  • Always wear appropriate clothing and Personal Protective Equipment.
    Gloves, goggles and disposable lab coats are available for you to use.
    If you can't find them or are unsure what PPE to use, come ask us to help you.
  • Do not use any of the equipment unless you were trained by UWPR personnel.
  • Review the SOP's before using any chemicals.
  • Make sure your EH&S training is up to date, including the "Compressed Gas Safety" training to use the pressure cells. You can check the status of your training records here:
    EH&S My Training

University of Washington Laboratory Safety Manual
UW Laboratory Safety Manual

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
UW EH&S PPE page
UWPR PPE assessment (docx)

University of Washington MSDS/SDS Search
UW MSDS/SDS Search UW net ID required

UW Chemical Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)


UWPR floorplan
B59 Mass spec lab floor plan (pptx)

Online Accident Reporting System (OARS)
OARS Reporting an Incident online Report any work-related injury or illness to your supervisor as soon as possible. Then report it to the Environmental Health and Safety Department (EH&S) via the UW Online Accident Reporting System (OARS). Submit the OARS report within 24 hours.

Health and Safety Resources
Please note these links to important health and safety resources:

The new Report a Concern form allows you to anonymously report any safety concern or potentially hazardous situation before an accident or injury occurs.

The improved Search page has filters for "Resource Type" and "Work Area" to help you quickly locate safety resources.

Please visit the EH&S website and familiarize yourself with the new layout and helpful tools.

Safety inspection and Self-Inspection Report PI log-in URL website and familiarize yourself with the new layout and helpful tools.