Principal Investigators

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?

Getting Started

  • New Principal Investigators:

    • If you are a new PI, please e-mail, 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.
  • New Labs: 

  • 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:

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.

Log into Recharge application using your Calnet ID.

  1. Enter current chartstring under Accounts tab in field above the word Chartstring.
  2. Click the search button.
  3. Departments can have more than one account. Select the appropriate Account ID by clicking the account ID number.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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