Equipment and Tool Safety

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

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 ergonomic risk factors.

Electrical Safety Program

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2021

More than 3,600 disabling electrical contact injuries occur in the workplace and more than 2,000 workers are sent to burn centers with electric burns every year in the U.S. Every day one person dies from electrical incidents.

The UC Berkeley Electrical Safety Program provides information about electrical hazards, guides University safe-work policy, electrical safety procedures, equipment design, development and installation for all electrical work, equipment and...

Electrical Safety

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2021

Ladders

Gary Bayne
2021
Ladder Safety Program

UC Berkeley has developed this Ladder Safety Program to manage the safe selection, procurement, safe work practices, inspection, inventory tracking and record keeping of all ladders. The Ladder Safety Program applies to any department on campus, at field stations, or on leased property where any type of ladder three (3) feet or more in length/height is used. Roles and responsibilities for safe use of ladders by employees (including temporary employees and graduate students performing research related activities in field stations and remote research facilities) are...

Facilities Services: Using the Circle Shear and Angle Shear

Facilities Services
Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2003

Shear, circle and angle

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Facilities Services: Using an Air-Operated Shear

Facilities Services
Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2003

Shear, air operated

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Facilities Services: Using a Foot-Operated Shear

Facilities Services
Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2003

Shear, foot-operated

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Loading and Unloading the Emergency Response Truck

Emergency Response
Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2005

Emergency Response - Loading and Unloading the Emergency Response Truck