Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) at Western Washington University is in the midst of its water sampling program at buildings throughout the main campus in Bellingham.

Since 2008, Western EHS has taken additional steps to monitor the campus’ drinking water. While there is no federal…

The Environmental Health and Safety Department has moved to the first floor of the Campus Services Building from Environmental Studies.  This move is part of a larger Public Works project to renovate the ground floor of Environmental Studies into classrooms that should be completed by the…

With the current blustery weather we are having the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) would like to remind the campus community of concerns regarding the use of outdoor signs and sandwich boards. Please remember-

If you place signs maintain them at least daily and remove them…

Value for your Ergonomic Dollar

There’s a lot of buzz out there about ergonomic sit/stand workstations and other ergonomic products. Buyer beware is a good thing to consider when purchasing. Products advertised as ergonomic may or…

With possible record temperatures in the near future EHS would like to remind you that heat stress is a concern even here in the Northwest.

Working outside on campus or at home? Remember- Rest. Shade. Hydration. Be especially aware of this when the heat first arrives. It takes time for…

Environmental Health and Safety would like to remind everyone to take a moment to consider what is being placed in the trash.

A university custodian narrowly escaped serious injury in a recent incident, when large shards of glass that had been placed in the trash  pierced through…

The Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS) would like to remind the campus community of concerns regarding the use of outdoor signs and sandwich boards. Please remember:

If you place signs maintain them regularly and remove them when the need for them is over. Place signs to the…

Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety, and the Employee Wellness program have teamed up to assist Western Employees with staying at, or returning to,  work following an injury or illness. A website (link below) has been created to help people find services available to them in…

A major renovation is underway at the Carver Academic Complex in the center of campus. Pedestrian access will be constricted through that area, and other construction impacts will come and go throughout spring 2017.

The Carver Academic Complex was built in 1936 with the only major…

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