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.

Respiratory Protection

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

There are several ways to protect against exposure to airborne contaminants. The most effective are engineering and administrative controls. (Engineering controls can include measures such as increasing ventilation or installing a fume hood; administrative controls involve changes in work procedures.) The law requires that these controls be considered before employees are issued respirators. If engineering and administrative controls are infeasible, respirators can be assigned.

Job Safety Analysis - Training Sign-In Sheet

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Use this to track who has completed training on a specific Job Safety Analysis.