Building Safety

To keep campus buildings safe, building coordinators and alternates serve as important liaisons between the occupants of their building and various campus service and support units.

Space Heaters

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Space Heaters in University Buildings Fact Sheet

The Fire Prevention Division of the Office of Environment, Health & Safety discourages University employees from using space heaters in their workplaces because of fire risks.

Glove Selection Guide

Follow these steps to choose the appropriate type of protective glove for your job. The Glove Selection Chart also provides advantages and disadvantages for specific glove types. This guidance was prepared for laboratory researchers but may also be helpful for other people working with hazardous materials.

Once selected, glove use requirements for your lab should be posted in your Chemical Hygiene Plan flipchart under the Standard Operating Procedures section.See below for the...

Campus Appeal Process for Code Application or Violation Disputes

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Appeal Process for Violation Disputes

Division of Real Estate Project Inspection Coordination

When a campus entity wishes to appeal a dispute regarding one or more requirements enforced by an FPD staff member, the issue will be discussed with the Lead Designated Campus Fire Marshal (Lead DCFM).

In accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between the Office of the State Fire Marshal and the Regents of the University of California (effective date May 22, 2015), the UC Berkeley campus Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) Fire Prevention Division...

Fire & Life Safety: Doors

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

All doors on campus must comply with state law requiring exit doors to be operable from the inside without the use of a key or any special knowledge or effort. (California Building Code 1008.1.9, 2013 Ed.)

Extension Cords and Surge Protectors

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Extension Cords and Surge Protectors Fact Sheet

Extension cords are very useful in many applications on campus and in the field, but they do have limitations. Misused and damaged extension cords (see photos 1-6 below) have caused painful injuries, fires, equipment damage, and regulatory citations and penalties. Take the time to choose the proper extension cord for the equipment being used.