Hazardous Materials

Helping campus units manage their hazardous materials by providing assistance with shipping, waste pick-up and disposal, and chemical inventory needs.

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.

Refueling a Gas Caddie

Department of Recreational Sports
5 gallon gas containers

Exposure to chemicals can result in acute or long-time health effects. Touching, picking up, or moving a fuel container can be hazardous to a responder. A fuel container can be touched, picked up, and/or moved after assessment and conclusion that it poses no imminent danger to the person handling the item.

Refueling a Gas Caddie, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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Campus Laboratory Safety Policies

The University of California, Berkeley is committed to providing a safe and healthy working environment for the campus community. Faculty, students, and other personnel in laboratories and other academic settings may work with hazardous materials, equipment, and processes. With regard to safety and environmental protection, this teaching, and research work is governed by state and federal regulations and University policies.

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Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets

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

Empty Container Disposal and Recycling

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This Fact Sheet describes how to properly dispose of or recycle an unwanted container which previously held a hazardous material. Hazardous materials include laboratory chemicals, paints, solvents, pesticides, aerosols, compressed gas cylinders, and hazard- ous waste.

Download Empty Containers Fact Sheet

Hazardous Waste

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)’s hazardous waste is divided into four categories: 1) chemical, 2) biological (e.g., recombinant DNA and biohazardous), 3) radioactive, and 4) sharps. This fact sheet will help you understand how to use the Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) online "Hazardous Waste Program" (HWP) to manage your hazardous wastes, and find other related guidance on the EH&S web site.

Download Hazardous Waste Management Fact Sheet

Safety Data Sheets

Safety data sheets (formerly MSDS) are the best source of information regarding the hazards, emergency response, and protective measures for any hazardous material.

Manufacturers are always the most reliable sources for SDSs, and the UC system has provided its researchers with UC SDS Resources, a systemwide website created to help locate SDSs and other chemical safety information. In addition,...

Phillip Hayes

Hazardous Materials Specialist
Hazardous Materials
Hazardous Waste
Waste Disposal