Food & Water Safety

Protecting public health through inspection of campus facilities and infrastructure.


Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Located in the MLK Jr. Student Union

Special Event Food Permit Changes

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Catering Restrictions for Special Event food Permits

Download Full Guidance on Catering Restrictions


Under the direction of the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP), and the UC Berkeley Office of People & Culture, as informed by state law (...

Cleaning and Sanitizing Utensils

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The following informational flyer provides guidance on the steps invovled in the process for manual warewashing.

Cleaning and Sanitizing Utensils

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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...


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).

Storing Flammable Liquids in Refrigerators and...

Food Security / Food Tampering

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Food Security: Guidelines for Decreasing the Risk of Food Tampering

Fact Sheet

Sanitation/Pools Services Recharge Authorization

Office of Environment, Health & Safety


To set-up an account, please contact Patrick Kaulback by email at

Questions your recharge account?

If you have any questions, please contact the Recharge Administrator at 642-3073 or e-mail at

Special Event Safe Food Handling Practices

Permit Requirements

Recognized student groups or campus units must submit a permit application before providing food at an event open to the general PUBLIC (or campus community). The group or unit assumes responsibility for the proper preparation, transportation, display, and disposal of the food products as outlined below. If the group employs a licensed caterer to prepare the food, the group assumes the responsibility of being a sponsor and obtaining the necessary application information.


CA Plan Check Guide for Retail Food Facilities

CA Conference of Directors of Environmental Health

The California Plan Check Guide for Retail Food Facilities is an outline of requirements for plan preparation before the submission to the local health agency. The requirements are provided to assist in meeting applicable health and safety requirements. The Guide is intended to give basic information and not to supersede any state law, local ordinance or code. The Guide contains the requirements listed in various sections of the California Retail Food Code (CRFC), gathered in this one document for easy reference during plan check activities.

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Library

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.