Husky Coronavirus Testing
Tests for the virus that causes COVID
-19 are now being administered at in-person testing sites
and through a test you can take yourself at home. All staff who will be on campus at least once a week are encouraged to enroll now
. The program is powered by the Seattle Flu Study
team.Time to get a flu shot
Training Center will be offering flu shots Oct. 22 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. For additional times, dates and locations see Whole U
.Supporting our working families
Many people are experiencing a stressful back-to-school season, with child care closures and remote learning posing significant challenges. The UW
offers a variety of resources to help, which are regularly updated at the COVID-19 child care resources website
. They include:
- The email@example.com listserv is a mailing list for employee and student parents.
- The College of Education has a job board for families looking to hire students for tutoring.
- Backup care programs both in-home and in care centers.
- Komae, a cooperative child care app aimed at connecting like-minded parents.
is actively exploring additional resources to support employees balancing work and caregiving. Thanks to everyone who took the caregiving survey in August. The results are now online.Preventing falls
In the spirit of OSHA
’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction
Safety is providing some links and information for fall prevention at work and home. Some resources that can help determine when fall protection is required at work, and is a really good idea at home, can be found in the Fall Protection Requirements Chart
and UW Fall Protection Program Manual
This is a perfect time to conduct your annual inspection of your fall protection gear: harnesses, lanyards, carabiners, etc. Download the EHS
inspection checklists from their Fall Protection website
and look closely at your equipment for damage, frays, dings or malfunction. If everything is OK
, sign off on the inspection tag. If not, talk to your supervisor about replacement gear.