Equipment and Tool Safety

Providing resources and guidance for the safe use of tools by UC Berkeley personnel.

Eye Washes

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

James Hayward

Diving Safety Officer
Diving Safety
Boat Safety
UC Dive & Boat Safety Consortium

Laboratory Ergonomics

University Health Services

Laboratory Ergonomics
Whether you plan to work in a research lab for one semester or throughout your career, there are ways to protect yourself from ergonomic hazards common in laboratory settings. Learn about proper posture, pipetting, and other common ergnomic risk factors.

Pipettes - Ergonomics

University Health Services

Ergonomic pipettes differ from traditional manual pipettes in that the design offers a way to reduce the force required to perform the pipetting task.

Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis or JSAs describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.

Getting Started with Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

How do I write or find a JSA? The objective of providing this library is to:

  • Improve safety awareness among staff
  • Decrease injury rates
  • Make effective JSA resources available to the entire UC Berkeley campus

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective injury prevention program. In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the university’s central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole university helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program.

Shops and Trades

Policies, procedures, and training materials for any type of shop-work activities.

Learn about the various EH&S Safety Programs or download Frequently Used Forms

ATVs and Snowmobiles

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Back-country Safety Equipment and Training

ATV and Snowmobile Safety Gear and PPE Recommendations for Back-country Field Safety, EH&S Shared Google Document