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EH&S Home Page

What is Environmental Health and Safety?

Simply put -Recognizing, Evaluating, and Controlling Exposure & Risk

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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