1. Lab Safety Task Force Looks into Campus Safety Culture

    Written on May 21, 2015

    The ACS Safety Culture Task Force report provides guidance, suggestions, examples, and endorsements that can help support the safety culture in universities and colleges. The report has identified over fifteen best components and best practices of a good safety culture that could be used by universities and colleges to strengthen their safety culture; and can provide tools and resources to enhance the overall safety culture. 

  2. Do You Need a Biosafety Protocol?

    Written on March 04, 2015

    Not sure whether or not you need to submit a Biosafety Protocol? Our team has put together a handy document that should help you with any questions that you may have. 

  3. Laboratory Emergency Door Cards - Now Available as Fillable PDF

    Written on November 18, 2014

    EH&S is delighted to announce that laboratory emergency door cards are now available as a fillable PDF download from our site! We have been working with facility managers all over campus to provide you with better access to this document, as well as increased usability and clarity.

  4. Eye Protection & Safety Eyewear

    Written on March 08, 2013

    Your eyes are extremely vulnerable to injury and protecting them can be an easy thing to do if you follow basic preventative measures. 

  5. Animal Waste Exposure Risks

    Written on February 08, 2013

    The UW-Madison campus has a huge variety of biomedical and agricultural animal research utilizing a wide range of species. The animals receive radioactive materials, experimental chemical compounds, and biological agents; all of which can end up in their waste products. How is that waste safety handled and where does it go? 

  6. Reporting a Biological Exposure or Release Event

    Written on August 08, 2012

    The UW-Madison Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) requires that Principal Investigators report all potential exposures to, or releases of, organisms or biological toxins within 24 hours of the event (IBC-Policy-005).