Workplace Safety

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

Communication

Open two-way communication between management and employees on health and safety issues is essential to an injury-free, productive workplace. A variety of established communication systems to communicate safety issues to everyone are available:

Safety Training Assessment & Records Tool (START)

About START

The Safety Training Assessment & Records Tool (START) is a web application, created and maintained by Berkeley EH&S. START allows supervisors to easily determine the safety training needs of their employees and personnel, and whether or not they have completed assigned safety training.

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Department Safety Coordinator List Update

March 6, 2023

Department Safety Coordinators (DSC) play an important role in campus safety structure – coordinating, implementing, and documenting safety practices in departments across campus. The Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) partners with DSCs to help implement safety and compliance programs and communicate information to departments.

Update DSC Contacts

In order to ensure that DSC contacts for departments are current and accurate, we kindly ask for your help in circulating a ...

Department Safety Coordinators

Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs) are a vital part of the campus safety structure, coordinating, implementing, and documenting safety practices in departments across campus.

New PPE Fitting Location

February 21, 2023

The following announcement was sent to Lab Safety Coordinators and Department Safety Coordinators.

What's New?

The personal protective equipment (PPE) fitting room has relocated to Physics North, Room 156

About PPE Fitting

The PPE fitting room is where EH&S fits new researchers for lab coats and eyewear, as well as where PPE is picked up post-appointment. Previously, appointments were held in University Hall.

New researchers are notified of this...

Laser Safety Pause Attestation: Submit by Jan 31

January 10, 2023

This is reminder was sent to Laser Use PIs as follow-up to the Vice Chancellor of Research, Katherine Yelick’s, October 28, 2022 message.

SUBMIT BY 01/31/2023: All PIs must submit an attestation that they have organized a safety pause meeting by January 31, 2023. Failure to...

Lab Equipment Electrical Safety

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2020

Lab Equipment Hazards & Controls, Electrical Safety

Identifying hazards and proper hazard controls for laboratory equipment that have High Voltage > 50 V, as well as new capital equipment.