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What is Environmental Health and Safety?

Simply put: Recognizing, evaluating and controlling exposure and risk

About us

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is a vital and integrated component of what we all do at UW Tacoma that empowers students, faculty and staff to accomplish their teaching, research and service with controls for the risk to people and protection of the natural environment.

Our services

Risk Assessment & Testing – “Is What I Do Safe?”   “Is Where I Am At Safe?”

  • Identifying and responding to health hazards
  • Preventing exposures
  • Solving safety issues
  • Preparing and responding to emergencies

Environmental Protection – “Is What I do to the Environment Safe?”

  • Controlling hazardous materials
  • Protecting the environment
  • Striving for sustainability

Regulatory Affairs – “How Do I Achieve Regulatory Compliance?”

  • Compliance
  • Inspections
  • Reporting

Consultation, coordination, and policy development  - “How to Get Help”

  • Implementing actions
  • Meeting responsibilities

Awareness – “Where Do I Learn and Get More Information?”

  • Outreach
  • Training
  • Resources

Contacts

Emergencies

EH&S can be contacted 24/7 through Campus Safety & Security at 253-692-4888 or #333 from campus phone

  • Can answer and respond to many inquiries
  • Can contact EH&S personnel for after-hours services

Main contacts

EH&S Director: Dave Leonard
Direct: 253-692-4870 or 206-543-7221 
Front Desk: 253-692-5660
Fax: 253-692-5661
Email: dleonard@uw.edu

Office Address:
Environmental Health and Safety
University of Washington Tacoma
Carlton 400
Campus Box 358431
1900 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402