Workplace Safety

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

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Awareness and Safety Information for UC Berkeley Employees

August 15, 2022

The risk of getting infected with Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) is very low for the general public. However, as this comes on the heels of the Coronavirus and all the public health concerns that it has raised, it’s important to get informed about the risks of MPXand what you can do to protect yourself.

The campus Workplace Safety Program empowers and expects all employees to integrate health and safety considerations into their decisions and activities. Managers and supervisors have...

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX), Facilities Services

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Facilities Services

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Illness Prevention - Facilities Services Custodial Services, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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UC Systemwide Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Guidance

University of California of the President

The following guidance is based on what is currently known about Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) and is intended for University of California campus locations (including ANR, LBNL and UCOP locations). It is based on MPX-specific factors and characteristics including but not limited to mode of transmission, morbidity and mortality, vaccine availability, and healthcare capacity. University locations should maintain flexibility in their response to MPX and be ready to adjust rapidly to a change in public health conditions....

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX), Custodial

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
Residential & Student Services Programs
Division of Student Affairs

Monkeypox (Mpox/MPX) Illness Prevention - Housing Custodial Services, Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

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Job Safety Analysis

Job Safety Analysis or JSAs describes job tasks in step-by-step fashion, identifies associated hazards at each step, and outlines proper hazard controls that minimize the risk of injury or illness to the individual(s) performing that task.

Getting Started with Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

How do I write or find a JSA? The objective of providing this library is to:

Improve safety awareness among staff Decrease injury rates Make effective JSA resources available to the entire UC Berkeley campus

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality Program Overview

The Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) manages the campus Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Program to address air quality, ventilation, odors, dust, and wildfire smoke concerns. Working in partnership with Facilities Services and University Health Services (UHS), EH&S responds to indoor air quality concerns across campus. This page contains multiple resources associated with indoor air quality, wildfire smoke...

Principal Investigators

Principal Investigators (PIs) must ensure the safety of work assignments and work spaces, assign safety training related to hazards, provide safety procedures and equipment, correct identified hazards (where practicable), look into the causes of incidents and take action to prevent similar incidents, and discuss safety in regular meetings and performance reviews.

Lab Managers & Safety Coordinators

Laboratory managers and Laboratory Safety Coordinators (LSCs) are typically selected by a lab’s principal investigator, and serve a critical role with regards to lab safety. In many cases, the LSC is also the lab manager, though not always. LSCs serve as delegates for the principal investigator for many safety programs and applications including Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) and Inspect.