Workplace Safety

The campuswide Workplace Safety Program serves as the university’s central program for creating a safe and healthful work environment. 

N95 Respirator Voluntary Use Training

Risk & Safety Training, University of California
2022

Information and Training for Employees Regarding the Use of Respirators

Download N95 Respirators Guidance (PDF)

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

Reuse and Disposal of Face Covers

January 14, 2022
Reuse & Disposal of Face Coverings

To manage supply and reduce waste, face covers including N95s may be reused for multiple days in most settings on campus. Remove your face cover carefully by holding the straps without touching the inside or outside surfaces of the mask. Keep track of your face covers so you don't mistakenly use someone else's. Consider storing them in a small paper bag or other clean, dry location when not in use. Protect them from damage, contamination, extreme temperatures, damaging chemicals, and crushing or deforming the facepiece. For some job roles, a daily...

Working on Campus

UC Berkeley COVID-19 Prevention Program EHS 207 Training: UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19 COVID-19 Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting in the Workplace Cloth Face Coverings Distribution Schedule EH&S COVID-19 FAQ COVID-19 Training and Guidelines for Contractors CAL FIRE Information Bulletin: Use of Heaters in Temporary Tents & Awnings EH&S Campus Food Facilities Guidance Working Close During COVID-19 EH&S Advisory: Prevent Hand Sanitizer Burns

UC Berkeley Toxic, Corrosive and Pyrophoric (TCP) Gas Program Document

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2021

UC Berkeley has a Toxic, Corrosive and Pyrophoric (TCP) Gas Program that specifies minimum requirements for safe storage, use, and handling of Toxic, Corrosive and Pyrophoric (TCP) gases on campus. The Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) coordinates this program by performing evaluations of toxic, corrosive and pyrophoric gas usage and offering technical advice on the requirements of the program.

Materials Handling and Storage Self Inspection Program

EH&S initiates and tracks the completion of Materials Handling and Storage self-inspection questions, which are conducted by shipping/receiving and storage managers or their delegates. This includes facilities such as loading docks, loading dock materials storage areas, distribution facilities for mail and package delivery, and facilities used for furniture and event supplies storage and transport. The topics covered are designed to supplement inspections conducted by EH&S in order to facilitate safety awareness and ownership within the facility....

Forklift and Industrial Work Truck Safety

This program guides all aspects of the Forklift and Industrial Lift Truck Safety Program for the University of California at Berkeley. As mandated by Cal/OSHA and other regulatory compliance codes, this program guides compliance with, and application of, all legal requirements for UC Berkeley departments, field stations and work / research operations that use these types of equipment.

Departments that own, lease, rent and/or otherwise operate forklifts and other types of industrial lift trucks must:

Select and then purchase, lease or rent appropriate equipment for...

Conducting Materials Handling and Storage Self-inspections on a Mobile Device

How to install Inspect For iOS Users For Android Users Navigate to the App Store Search for “RSS Inspect” Select Install Launch the application Select your campus Log in with your CalNet credentials Navigate to the Google Play Store Search for “RSS Inspect” Select Install Launch the application Select your campus Log in with your CalNet credentials

Cooling Tower Entry

Facilities Services
2020

Facilities Services Cooling Tower Entry JSA

Event Safety

Ensuring safe and compliant campus events. Fire & Life Safety during Events

An event permit may be required to ensure the fire and life safety of the campus community. Issues of concern include:

Expected attendance of fifty or more people Campus space being used for other than normal purposes Tents or canopies over 400 sq ft Locations that could impact access by emergency vehicles Use of open flame,...