Lab Managers & Safety Coordinators

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Laboratory managers and Laboratory Safety Coordinators (LSCs) are typically selected by a lab’s principal investigator, and serve a critical role with regards to lab safety. In many cases, the LSC is also the lab manager, though not always. LSCs serve as delegates for the principal investigator for many safety programs and applications including Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) and Inspect. 

Information for Lab Managers or Safety Coordinators

Are you a new Laboratory Manager or Laboratory Safety Coordinator? Are you looking for answers on how to get started or who to talk to?

Getting Started

  •  Bookmark these EH&S web pages to quickly find the information and forms you need in the future.

If you have questions about laboratory safety, please contact and give us your name, PI's name, and the department or institute you work in.

How Do I:

Report an accident?

Contact EH&S at 510-642-3073 (off-hours 510-642-3333) to report an accident such as a workplace injury or hazardous material spill/exposure. If there is a life-threatening emergency, please call 911. 

Make sure that any accidents or dangerous incidents are reported to your home unit.

EH&S must be notified immediately if any of the following occurs: worker fatality, inpatient hospitalization, loss of any body part (e.g., fingertip), or possible permanent disfigurement.

Find out what trainings people need?

All employees are required to take Workplace Health and Safety Program training. Use this link to take the training at the UC Learning Center:

Workplace Health and Safety Program Awareness Training

Training related to specific workplace, department and/or job tasks may also be required.

Update recharge account information?

Note: Authorization is required to make updates.  Click here to find a list of authorized users for your department.

Note: If you do not see your account, try changing the Active field on the right from Yes to No or Blank.

  1. Log into the Services Recharge System using your Calnet ID.
  2. Enter current chartstring under Accounts tab in field above the word Chartstring.
  3. Click the search button.
  4. Departments can have more than one account. Select the appropriate Account ID by clicking the account ID number.
  5. Click Edit Account button and you will be able to update the following: Account Name, Account Type, Chartstring, Speed Type, Recharge Type, Add Comment, Account Contact.
  6. Click Update Account button to save updated information or cancel if needed. Update Account and Cancel buttons are located at the top and bottom of the Update Account page.

For questions or problems, contact

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