Lab Safety

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.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Labs

EH&S provides campus researchers with lab coats, safety glasses, and goggles. We also provide shared protective equipment to labs, such as face shields and protective aprons.

Please contact the PPE coordinator at or by calling (510) 642-3073 if you have any questions or comments about personal protective equipment for your lab.

Samuel Chiang

Project & Communications Coordinator
Communications & Outreach

Labs At Berkeley (L@B)

Labs At Berkeley (L@B) is a web application, created by Berkeley EH&S, that allows any campus laboratory member to view and edit information about researchers in their lab. 

Armando Cortes

PPE Coordinator
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Equipment and Tool Safety
Lab Safety (Gloves, Lab Coats, Goggles)
Shop Safety (Gloves, Face Shields, N95 Masks, Respirators)
COVID-19: Face Coverings

Contact Hazard, response

Emergency Response
Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Environment, Health & Safety – Emergency Response
Responding To A Known Contact Hazard

Mixing Ceramic Glazes

ASUC Auxiliary Art Studio

Glazes, mixing

Hazard Communication

The EH&S Hazard Communication program seeks to help campus departments fulfill the requirements of Cal/OSHA Section 5194, also known as the "Employee Right-to-Know" law. The law requires employers to provide information on physical and health hazards of the materials employees use or come into contact with as part of their work. There are three basic components of the Hazard Communication standard: 

Jimmy Vo

Lab Safety Specialist
Lab Safety
EH&S Inspections
Controlled Substances

Dispose of Waste

Master list of waste types is displayed below.

Note: If you cannot find the item that you are trying to get rid of in this list, please contact EH&S at or (510) 642-3073.

Jennifer Diethelm

Assistant Biosafety Officer
Lab Safety