January 30, 2023
January 24, 2023
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) is preparing the 2023 Manufactured Nanoscale Materials Disclosure for the City of Berkeley.
If you use nanoscale materials in your lab, and
a. you have never filled out the Nanoscale Materials Information Form,
b. you have begun using new nanoscale materials, or a new class of materials, in your lab,
January 4, 2023
December 16, 2022
UC Berkeley continues to take critical steps to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. EH&S is offering surgical masks, N95s, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for COVID-19 protection to employees. Please refer to the PPE order form or learn more about the current UC Berkeley mask requirements
December 7, 2022
Laser Free Day Information
December 6, 2022
Agilent, a lab instrumentation company, has identified a potential fire safety hazard affecting the 8890, 8860, and Intuvo 9000 Gas Chromatography (GC) instruments. If your department has any of these instruments, please share the attached notification with potential users for more details about corrective actions that can be taken to mitigate the fire safety hazards.
October 28, 2022
Laser Free Day - November 9, 2022
September 12, 2022
On Friday, September 9, 2022, Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) responded to a fire incident at 2000 Carleton Street resulting from a defect in a recalled “SMC” brand pedestal oscillating floor fans.
August 15, 2022
The risk of getting infected with Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) is very low for the general public. However, as this comes on the heels of the Coronavirus and all the public health concerns that it has raised, it’s important to get informed about the risks of MPXand what you can do to protect yourself.
August 12, 2022
July 21, 2022
Urgent Field Action Notice: Getinge ULTIMA Washer/Dryer
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) has been advised of a defect with ULTIMA washer/dryer models that may be in use in your lab.
The manufacturer, Getinge Life Science, has received complaints where the screed/cylinder link of the ULTIMA washer/dryer was broken, leaving the door unlatched when opened. This may result in an unreasonable risk of harm to the user.
May 20, 2022
Updated UC Berkeley COVID-19 Training
May 5, 2022
UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19
April 26, 2022
Cal/OSHA recently made its third and final revision to the COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard. The Campus COVID-19 Prevention Plan is being updated accordingly. The new ETS will go into effect on May 6 and will remain in effect through December 31, 2022.
April 25, 2022
Live Fire Extinguisher Training classes are available the first Thursday of each month. Sign up today!
March 7, 2022
The previously announced changes to mask guidelines are now in effect.
Effective Monday, March 7, 2022
February 8, 2022
Each year, law requires that the Cal/OSHA Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses Form 300A be posted in each department. The summary must be posted in a visible place, such as where notices to employees are displayed. Departments must have the summary posted through April 30, 2022.
Please work with your department(s) to ensure that this summary is appropriately posted.
January 14, 2022
Reuse & Disposal of Face Coverings
January 5, 2022
A researcher was exposed to a 1 watt continuous wave beam from a Ti-Sapphire (852 nm) laser while visually inspecting a non-linear crystal on the optical table with a dielectric mirror. The researcher was unaware that the beam was present and it was directed into their right eye. The researcher was not wearing laser eye protection because they thought the laser was off.