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.

Shipping Research (Hazardous Materials)

All materials regulated in transportation must be shipped by an individual trained and certified by UC Berkeley EH&S Specialist to meet the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Requirements and the International Civil Aviation Technical Instructions on identifying, marking, labeling, documenting and offering the material to a registered...

Hazardous Materials

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

Research

COVID-19 Guidance and Resources for Research EHS 207 Protecting Workers Required Training Lab Research Ramp-Up Planning Laboratory Start-Up Guidelines Research Ramp-Up SOP Template Researcher Guide to Routine Sanitizing and Housekeeping Laboratory Ramp Down Checklist Cloth Face Covering Guidance for Labs Lab Spot Check Inspections Working Close During COVID-19 Field Research: Precautions and considerations for travel or fieldwork

Celia Shryne

Lab Inspection Coordinator / Lab Safety Specialist
Chemical Safety
Lab Safety
EH&S Inspections

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:

Adequate labeling of all hazardous substances in the workplace Providing information such as Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for each hazardous...

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective injury prevention program. In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the university’s central program 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.

New Location for Biological Use Authorization

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2018
Biological Use Authorization (BUA) New Location Form

Make changes to existing BUA:

Location

Complete a New Location Form and send it to bso@berkeley.edu.

Also see:

Experiments

Complete a BUA amendment and send it to bso@berkeley.edufor...

Labs and Research

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.

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 ehs@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3073. collapse all expand all Aerosol Cans

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