Workplace Safety

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

Cal/OSHA Inspections

Fact Sheet: Cal/OSHA Inspections

Cal/OSHA inspectors can make unannounced visits to make sure that the Berkeley campus and associated fa- cilities are safe and healthy. Normally, they contact EH&S first by coming to the EH&S main office. If they show up at your workplace without an EH&S escort, call EH&S immediately at 642-3073. EH&S will help ensure the appropriate labor union(s) is/are involved and will provide additional support throughout the process.

Chemical Exposures

What to do if Chemical Exposure occurs: Remove victim from source of exposure. If the injury is serious or it is not safe to remove the victim, call 911. If there has been skin or eye contact, immediately flush skin or eyes with water using an emergency shower or eyewash if available. Continue flushing for 15 minutes or until medical help arrives. Remove contaminated clothing from the victim. Follow other emergency procedures as spelled out in the Safety Data Sheet (SDS). If the...

Campus Toxic Gas Program

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2010

Campus Toxic Gas Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

Also see: Toxic Gas Program Document

Carcinogens

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2012

Carcinogens Fact Sheet

Emergency Ventilation Shut-Off Controls

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2008

Fact Sheet: Emergency Ventilation Shut-Off Controls

Nanotechnology: Guidelines for Safe Research Practices

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2008

Nanotechnology: Guidelines for Safe Research Practices, Fact Sheet

Tritium Self-Illuminating Exit Signs

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2008

Fact Sheet: Tritium Self-Illuminating Exit Signs

Phenol: Hazards and Precautions

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2003

Hazards and Precautions, Phenol - Fact Sheet