Shop Safety

Policies, procedures, and training materials for any type of shop-work activities.

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the University’s central IIPP 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. The campus Workplace Safety Program is based on the Injury...

Annual Shop Safety Self-inspections

April 11, 2023

The annual shop safety self-inspection period is here! Each year, shops are asked to conduct self inspections to supplement EH&S inspections in order to promote safety awareness and safe work practices.

Complete a self-inspection online by Monday, May 1, 2023

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Shop Safety Self-Inspections

Each year, shop managers (or their delegates) are asked to conduct shop self-inspections. The topics covered are designed to supplement inspections conducted by EH&S to facilitate safety awareness and ownership within the shop.

Compliance Requirement

Self-inspections are a requirement of the campus Workplace Safety Program and Policy.

2023 Shop Safety Self-Inspections

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Shop Safety Inspection Program

Overview

EH&S safety specialists inspect campus shops annually. These inspections are designed to improve shop safety by identifying and correcting hazardous conditions, increasing awareness of safety concerns and promoting regulatory compliance. EH&S-led inspections will be conducted in October and November.

EH&S can also provide shops with inspection assistance or consultation on a full range of issues throughout the year. Contact EH&S at 510-642-3073 with any questions or concerns about the Shop Safety Inspection Program.

Responsibilities

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Department Safety Coordinators

Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs) are a vital part of the campus safety structure, coordinating, implementing, and documenting safety practices in departments across campus.

Lab Equipment Electrical Safety

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2020

Lab Equipment Hazards & Controls, Electrical Safety

Identifying hazards and proper hazard controls for laboratory equipment that have High Voltage > 50 V, as well as new capital equipment.

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

Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis or JSAs 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.

Getting Started with Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

How do I write or find a JSA? The objective of providing this library is to:

Improve safety awareness among staff Decrease injury rates Make effective JSA resources available to the entire UC Berkeley campus