UC Berkeley has over 50 shops that provide academic and research support to the UC Berkeley community. This program is intended to cover any space where materials are fabricated, maintained, modified, repaired or tested, including:
- Academic shops in which student instruction and use are major components
- Professional shops in which research support, fabrication and facilities maintenance are major components
The UC Berkeley Shop Safety Program provides guidance and direction for establishing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment in these shops. This program applies to anyone who enters a shop owned by UC Berkeley or on UC Berkeley property, irrespective of their affiliation with the University.
This program is not intended to supersede established safety and health programs, but to work synergistically to provide the safest possible working and learning environment. Compliance with this program will protect users from injury or illness and reduce liability for shop managers.