Fact Sheets

EH&S Fact Sheets serve as campus-wide Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

Ladder Safety Fact Sheet

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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.

Power Failures

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Be Prepared for Power Failures Fact Sheet

Labs and Research

Providing support, in the form of risk assessment, review, consultation(link sends e-mail), training, and the necessary resources and guidance for research at UC Berkeley.

Latex Allergies

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Allergy to latex, a product of the rubber tree, is becoming more common. As a society, we are exposed to many products that contain latex including gloves, children’s toys, and medical appliances. Those who work in laboratory, health care, and food service settings add work exposure to the other everyday exposures. Studies have estimated that 8 to 17% of health care workers and 1 to 3% of the general population experience symptoms of latex allergy

Welding and Flame Cutting Operations

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Welding and Flame Cutting Operations Fire Prevention and Suppression Procedures


Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Storing Flammable Liquids in Refrigerators and Freezers

Flammable material refrigerators and freezers are designed to prevent ignition of flammable vapors inside the storage compartment and should be purchased whenever a refrigerator is needed to store flammable liquid. A flammable liquid is defined by the fire code as having a flash point of less than 100 ˚F (38˚C).