Quicklinks to Resources:
What is Environmental Health and Safety?
Simply put: Recognizing, evaluating and controlling exposure and risk
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.
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?”
Consultation, coordination, and policy development - “How to Get Help”
Awareness – “Where Do I Learn and Get More Information?”