Principal Investigators (PIs) are supervisors and must ensure the safety of work assignments and work spaces, assign safety training related to hazards, provide safety procedures and equipment, correct identified hazards (where practicable), look into the causes of incidents and take action to prevent similar incidents, and discuss safety in regular meetings and performance reviews. Learn more about the environmental health and safety responsibilities for supervisors.
Information for Principal Investigators (PIs)
Are you a new Principal Investigator? Are you looking for answers on how to get started or who to talk to?
New Principal Investigators:
- If you are a new PI, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, call (2-3073) or use the EH&S contact form to let us know.
- Give us your name, title, mailing address and the department or departments you work in and represent. An EH&S representative will contact to help assess your laboratory safety needs.
- Have questions or concerns? Contact: email@example.com.
Required training for supervisors:
All supervisors are required to take EHS 503 Safety for Supervisors. The training provides an introduction to safety leadership, accountability, hazard assessments, training, inspections, injuries, hazardous materials and equipment, and other resources for supervisors.
How Do I:
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.
- When an Injury or Illness Occurs at Work (University Health Services)
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:
Training related to specific workplace, department and/or job tasks may also be required.
- You may visit the Required Safety and Compliance Training for Researchers website to determine what is generally required for job tasks.
- If you have additional questions about required trainings, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.