3. Responsibilities of Department Administrators

Deans, Directors, and their delegates

DEANS AND DIRECTORS (defined as academic and non-academic Deans, Directors, Assistant Vice-Chancellors, Associate Vice-Chancellors, and Associate Deans) are responsible to:

  • Ensure that environmental, health and safety obligations are carried out in the academic departments/administrative units under their control.
  • Communicate to employees, students, visitors and guests that health and safety and a concern for the environment are top priorities on the Berkeley campus, and that everyone shares in the obligation to perform work in a safe, healthful, environmentally protective manner.
  • Ensure that their academic departments/administrative units are implementing required programs in all subject areas including:

Ambient Air Quality Program

Biohazard Safety Program

Hazard Communication Plan

Hazardous Materials Management Plan

Chemical Inventory

Emergency Response & Training Plan

Injury & Illness Prevention Program

Laboratory Safety/Chemical Hygiene Plan

Risk Management & Prevention Program

Wastewater Discharge

Priority Pollutant Management Program

Delegation: Deans and Directors may delegate the details of program implementation to department chairs, safety chairs, department safety officers, management services officers or other appropriate persons within their jurisdiction. The ultimate responsibility, however, for ensuring implementation of these programs at the academic department/administrative unit level remains with the Deans and Directors.