Workplace Safety

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

Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT)

Lab Hazard Assessment Tool (LHAT) is a web-based application that enables researchers to identify hazards in their labs or research areas. Upon completion of LHAT, you will receive a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) recommendation voucher—based on your lab’s assessment—that will make you eligible for the EH&S free PPE giveaway program.

Note: It may take up to a day for roster changes on L@B to reflect on LHAT. Please contact service@...

HEPA Air Cleaner

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2022

Air cleaning is one of several methods of reducing indoor air pollutants. Many factors need to be considered in determining whether the use of an air cleaner is appropriate in a particular setting. Review the following HEPA Air Cleaner Fact Sheet.

EH&S is available to provide technical information and guidance; however, the ultimate decision to purchase and use an air cleaner is...

COVID-19 Phase 4 Research Operations

April 16, 2021

On March 31, 2021 Alameda County and the City of Berkeley transitioned to the Orange (“Moderate”) Tier in the State Blueprint for a Safer Economy. Given low rates of COVID-19 cases among on-campus researchers and rising availability of vaccines in the community, campus leadership has approved additional on-campus research access under a new Phase 4.

Phase 4: Occupancy by Square Footage (1 person per 125 sq. ft.)

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Suggested Job Duties for Department Safety Coordinators

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2022

Department Safety Coordinators (DSCs) are a vital part of the campus safety structure. Yet at times there is confusion about what tasks are appropriate for the role. The Office of Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) has developed the following task descriptions to guide campus departments in assigning responsibilities to DSCs. The language used is appropriate for insertion into job descriptions, a practice that can help clarify expectations for both DSCs and their supervisors. Departments should feel free to modify the task descriptions to meet their unique needs. EH&S staff...

Department Safety Committees

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2022

To comply with state injury and illness prevention statutes, the campus requires every department to have a safety committee. This Fact Sheet will tell you what department safety committees do and how to start them.

Download Department Safety Committees Fact Sheet

Resources and Guides

Job Safety Analysis (JSA)

A JSA 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.

JSAs Listed by Topic: Body Mechanics |...

Laser Safety Vendor Fair

An all-star showcase of the best in lasers, optics, and safety, brought to you by the Office of Environment, Health & Safety.

Working with Radiation

Radiation sources must be used as described by approved Standard Operating Procedures listed on an active Radiation Use Authorization.

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Please follow the steps below:

Log in to the online Radiation Safety Information System (RSIS) and put in a request...

Required Training | EHS 207: Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

May 5, 2022
UC Berkeley Guidelines on Protecting Workers from COVID-19

UPDATE: UC Berkeley has updated its COVID-19 safety training course with additional information required by the COVID-19 prevention emergency regulation (8 CCR 3205), which was readopted with changes on 4/22/2022. This...