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Health alert: Coronavirus

Update as of January 30, 2020

Public health authorities are tracking an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus that was first identified in Wuhan, China. Additional cases are now identified in a growing number of countries internationally, including the U .S.

There is not yet any known direct impact on the UW Tacoma community. Updated information will be provided as the situation evolves.

Read a UW Health Alert on the coronavirus outbreak

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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

Environmental Health & Safety Contacts


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


Susan Wagshul-Golden
Director of Campus Safety

253-692-4425 or 253-692-4416

Stanley Joshua
Director of Facilities Services