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Health + Safety

Students and others, please visit our spring quarter 2020 webpages. Student questions for advising should be sent to The Art Building is closed until further notice.

The School considers the health and safety of its students, faculty, and staff to be of primary importance.

  • Many of the materials and equipment used in creative processes can be hazardous to you and others if used incorrectly. Enrollment in a class requires students to know, understand, and comply with all material and equipment safe use policies in each classroom/studio. These guidelines are discussed and distributed to students early every quarter.
  • The School's environmental health and safety policies and practices are compiled in our Safety + Emergency/Evacuation Plan.
  • General information on use, storage, and disposal of hazardous materials is also in the manual. Information specific to a particular hazardous material is provided by the manufacturer in a document called a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). SDS documents are available through the instructional technician in charge of each School studio.

The University also takes health and safety seriously. Their Campus Safety & Emergency Resources webpage links to many important resources.

In addition, the UW Environmental Health and Safety office has helpful information on their website including access to the accident/incident reporting system.