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  1. Earthquake Bracing Guidelines

    Non-Structural Seismic Bracing When an earthquake shakes unrestrained objects, they can slide, swing, overturn, or strike people or other objects. File cabinets, freestanding bookshelves, office equipment, and items stored on shelves or racks can all caus ...

  2. Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP)

    Each department on campus is responsible for documenting and implementing its own Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP).  An IIPP is a department's central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. For more information on IIP ...

  3. Equipment Safety

    UC Berkeley has developed and adopted many programs and resources to assist anyone in conducting any kind of work with equipment safely on UC Berkeley property. These programs and resources are compliance and risk-based driven, and designed to integrate “ ...

  4. Q-Brace Bracing Illustrations

    All illustrations are PDFs. C-1a Computer Bracing T-1 Nitrogen Cylinder Restraint C-1b Computer Bracing T-2 Gas Cylinder Corral F-1 Free Standing File Cabinets T-3 Individual Tanks at Wall S-1 Shelving at Wall T-4a Universal Tank Restraint (Metal Stud Wal ...

  5. How do I schedule an ergonomic assessment of my work area?

    Call University Health Services at 510-643-2540 or email ergotf@uhs.berkeley.edu to schedule a workplace evaluation. You may also visit the Be Well at Work- Ergonomics Program website for more information. For computer workstation evaluation: You can do a ...

  6. Electrical Safety Program

    More than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries occur in the workplace and more than 2,000 workers are sent to burn centers with electric burns every year in the U.S.  Every day one person dies from electrical incidents. This program provides inform ...

  7. Building Emergency Plan

    The Building Emergency Plan (BEP) provides a detailed emergency response plan for each campus building.  Building coordinators will provide Building Emergency Plan information to department personnel via their department website or sharing a PDF file or p ...

  8. Asbestos Safety

    EH&S assists the campus in complying with asbestos laws and regulations by assessing the potential risk from asbestos exposure and developing measures to control those exposures. In addition, EH&S together with Facilities Services (formerly PP-CS) ...

  9. Respiratory Protection Program

    EH&S evaluates workplaces for possible airborne hazards and recommends ways to reduce these hazards when found. When appropriate, EH&S will fit campus workers with respirators and provide annual training on their proper use. This program is admini ...

  10. Safety Programs

    If you have a safety question about a topic not covered here, contact EH&S at (510) 642-3073 or ehs@berkeley.edu Aerial Lift and Elevating Work Platform Safety Asbestos Safety Confined Space Crane/Hoist Safety Electrical Safety Energy Isolation: Lock ...

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