Workplace Safety

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

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

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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.

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

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,...

Indoor Air Quality During Smoky Conditions

The UC Berkeley campus has hundreds of buildings and each building performs differently based on its design, age, equipment, and critical human factors.

"It Smells Smoky in Here..."

We can't stress enough the importance of keeping doors and windows closed when it's smoky outdoors. Indoor air will commonly smell of smoke during a wildfire event, but when we test it, we find it’s consistently better (i.e., containing lower particulate matter) than being outdoors. Most buildings contain MERV-rated filters that reduce harmful particulate pollution, but do not have charcoal...

Pregnancy and Radiation

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

If you are a radiation worker that is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, additional radiation safety information is available at the links below. You may also contact Radiation Safety directly at or by telephone at (510) 642-3073 for more information.

Supervisors & Managers

This section provides resources and guidance for supervisors and managers.

Employee and Supervisor Responsibilities

Employee Responsibilities

Employees have the responsibility to follow safety procedures, including wearing proper safety equipment and completing appropriate training. Employees must also recognize and correct hazards (when possible) or report hazards to the appropriate supervisor.

For more information see Individual Responsibilities.

Supervisor, Manager, and Principal Investigator Responsibilities

Supervisors must ensure the safety of work assignments and...

Cleaning and Sanitizing Utensils

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The following informational flyer provides guidance on the steps invovled in the process for manual warewashing.

Cleaning and Sanitizing Utensils

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