Fire Safety

Providing inspections, plan review, and code consultation; serving as a fire protection and life safety resource for all UC Berkeley-owned and occupied buildings.

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the University’s central IIPP 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. The campus Workplace Safety Program is based on the Injury...

Zoe Ladwig

Plans Examiner (Construction Inspector)
Fire Prevention
Construction Safety
Building Plans
Plan Review

Clark Villaseñor

EH&S Program Assistant
Communications & Outreach
Main Office
Data Entry

Amy Chen

Campus Fire Marshal
Fire Prevention
Plan Review
Fire Marshal

Risk of Fire Notice: Recall of SMC Oscillating Fans

September 12, 2022

On Friday, September 9, 2022, Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) responded to a fire incident at 2000 Carleton Street resulting from a defect in a recalled “SMC” brand pedestal oscillating floor fans.

What happened?

On the morning of September 9th, a pedestal floor fan used in the mailroom of the facilities services building suddenly ignited itself, without an external catalyst, and started burning. Upon noticing the flames coming from the fan, an employee located a portable fire extinguisher and put the fire out. On scene investigation determined that...

Wildfire Smoke

Providing resources and guidance for the UC Berkeley community to reduce exposure to wildfire smoke.

Will Klyver

Fire Prevention Specialist
Fire Prevention
Fire Inspections
Event Safety

Sign up for Live Fire Extinguisher Training (Available Monthly)

April 25, 2022

Live Fire Extinguisher Training classes are available the first Thursday of each month. Sign up today!

Resources and Guides

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

A JSA 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.

JSAs Listed by Topic: Body Mechanics |...