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.

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 ...

Biological Safety

Providing support, in the form of risk assessment, review, consultation and training, for research at UC Berkeley that involves the use of recombinant DNA, biohazardous materials and biological toxins.

Biosafety How Do I: collapse all...

Lab Coat Services - Important Information

May 2, 2024
Need a clean lab coat? Get it by campus mail or in-person

Get your clean coat via campus mail:

Fill out the Lab Coat Request Form to request a clean lab coat.

Requested lab coats will be delivered to your assigned mail room 3-7 business days after submitting your request. Look up your...

Reminder: Food and Drink in Laboratories

January 25, 2024

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to review the following key points to help prevent contamination of food and beverages.

Food and beverages are NOT allowed to be stored or consumed in laboratories or other rooms that use or store hazardous materials (e.g., hazardous chemicals, biological hazards, unsealed radioactive materials, research animals, and/or human blood or tissues). Whenever feasible, break rooms or separate office space(s) should be made available for food and beverage consumption. Protect Clean Areas from contamination: Consistent with building,...

Approaching Soon: Annual General Lab Safety Inspections

February 22, 2024
Annual General Lab Safety Inspections will begin soon.

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) lab safety specialists are in the process of scheduling an in-person inspections for labs.

How to prepare? The inspection checklist has expanded to include additional safety considerations. Please review the inspection questions and visit the General Lab Safety Inspections web page for more details...

Important: New UC Chemical Inventory Requirements

March 20, 2024

In response to a directive from the UC Office of the President on December 15, 2023, Environment, Health and Safety (EH&S) will be working closely with campus departments to establish appropriate practices for both initial tagging and ongoing maintenance of chemical inventories as part of multiyear implementation of UCOP’s ...

Ingrid Castro Rodriguez

Associate Director for Health & Safety
Health & Safety
Controlled Substances

Kim Hunter

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

Megan Hall

Lead, UC Chemical Management Safety (Deputy Fire Marshal)
Fire Prevention
Hazardous Materials