Workplace Safety

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

Q-Brace Guidelines

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

These guidelines provide directions for proper restraint of common building contents in typical spaces on the UC Berkeley campus. The individual detail sheets are designed to cover common contents in each kind of space, and the materials called for are generic supplies available in most hardware and building supply stores.

Laboratory-Specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

A Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is a written set of instructions that document how to safely perform work involving hazardous materials or hazardous operations. SOPs are required by Cal/OSHA . There are no specific legal requirements regarding their content.

Rooftop Safety Plan

Soheila (Sonia) Khaligh

This plan is a source of information for workers that will perform invasive or non-invasive work on roofs of UC Berkeley buildings. These are general guidelines to help you work safely in and around vent systems on the roof.

Amendment of Existing Biological Use Authorization

Chips (Toan) Hoai
Biological Use Authorization (BUA) Amendment Form

Only a Principal Investigator may request a Biological Use Authorization (BUA). Once complete, please email the application to If you are in need of a BUA, please complete the BUA form.

Please note the application deadlines.

The biosafety staff...