Updated Plant Biohazard Signs

After receiving feedback from users, the staff in the UW Office of Biological Safety have made some recent changes to Biohazard signs.

There are three signs that pertain to plant research:

  • BL1-P Plant Experiments Door Sign (to be used for experiments involving transgenic plants or transgenic organisms associated with plants)
  • Greenhouse Laboratory Door Sign (to be used for any greenhouse room to emphasize that it is a lab)
  • Transgenic Plant Experiment Awareness Sign (to educate others on the meaning of the transgenic plant experiment symbol)

The updated forms can be found on the EH&S webpage:

Go to the “Select a Sign or Label” dropdown to select each sign.  You can either print directly from their site or you can request for them to send you signs.

Welcome back indoors!

The end of the field research season is on the horizon. Time to head back to the classroom and the controlled environments of the various UW Plant Care Facilities.

If you haven’t been in the greenhouses before make sure to introduce yourself to the staff. It’s also a good idea to sign up for our midwinter Research Plant Care Workshop. Held each January we invite you to join us for sessions on plant needs like light, water and pest control as well as people-focused topics including greenhouse safety and tips for teaching with plants.

Stay tuned for details and a link to workshop registration later this fall!

Second Plant Care Workshop a Success!

Thanks to everyone (presenters and attendees) who participated in the second UW Research Plant Care Workshop! As greenhouse staff we appreciate your enthusiasm for plant research and were thrilled to get to know so many of you better.

If you couldn’t make it to our sessions, there are copies of the presentations available here. Video of the presentations will also be online in the near future thanks to kind support of the UW Safety Office.