Personal Protective Equipment for Lab and Shops

Face Coverings Distribution Schedule

November 18, 2022

UC Berkeley continues to take critical steps to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the campus community. EH&S is offering surgical masks and N95s to employees. Please refer to the PPE order form, face coverings distribution schedule, or learn more about the current UC Berkeley mask requirements

N95 Respirator Voluntary Use Training

Risk & Safety Training, University of California

Information and Training for Employees Regarding the Use of Respirators

Download N95 Respirators Guidance - English (PDF) Download N95 Respirators Guidance - Spanish (PDF)

This information is based Cal/OSHA's regulation for worker use of respirators (Title 8 CCR.5144).

Laser Safety

Ensuring the safe use of lasers, laser systems, and non-ionizing radiation sources. How Do I: collapse all expand all Get authorized to use a laser? Please go to the UC Learning Center and enroll in the course titled...

How do I get my lab coat cleaned/replaced if something spills on it?

Aramark is the approved vendor for lab coat laundering services. Aramark picks up and returns lab coats every week.


Whether a lab coat should be laundered, disposed of, or given to EH&S for decontamination will depend on what was spilled on the coat.

Biological Radioactive Chemical


Spray with 10% bleach. Rinse after 20 minutes and let dry Send for laundering

If H-3 (Tritium) contamination is suspected:

Place the lab coat in a sealed bag. Label it with your name, date, and H-3 (Tritium). Contact the Radiation Safety Team for...

Rochelle Galibut Nguyen

Lab Safety Specialist
Lab Safety
EH&S Inspections

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

Jeffren Ramos

Lab Safety Specialist
Lab Safety
EH&S Inspections

How can I return my lab coat?

Lab Coat Drop-off: Pack lab coat(s) in a bag or box and seal it. Bring the lab coat(s) to the Hazardous Materials Facility Monday-Friday, 6am-2:30pm.

Hazardous Materials Facility entrance

Hand the bag or box to a staff member. If you cannot gain entrance to the building, ring the doorbell outside the large sliding gate...

Wildfire Smoke N95 Distribution Schedule

Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) distributes N95 masks to employees when campus is impacted by unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke (when AQI exceeds 150).

Respiratory Protection

EH&S evaluates workplaces for possible airborne hazards and recommends ways to reduce these hazards when found. When appropriate, EH&S will fit campus workers with respirators and provide annual training on their proper use. This program is administered in cooperation with University Health Services. UHS evaluates a person's ability to safely wear a respirator prior to a respirator being issued. For more information contact EH&S at ehs@berkeley.edu.

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